Bachelor of Science, University Tehran, 1956. Master of Science, University Michigan, 1959. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1961.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1965.
Research associate, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1965-1966; assistant professor, University Texas, Arlington, 1966-1968; associate professor, University Texas, Arlington, 1968-1972; professor, University Texas, Arlington, since 1972. Consultant Ling-Temco-Vought, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1968, Department Energy, 1981-1982, Innovative Building Products, Fort Worth, 1988-1990. Associate director Construction Research Center, Arlington, since 1977.
Coach Youth Football, Optimist Club, Arlington, 1969-1973, Youth Soccer, Arlington Soccer Association, Arlington, 1969-1979, youth director, 1970-1972. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Sigma Xi, Academy Distinguished Scholars, UTA (charter member 2004).
Married Rosemary Debelak, June 13, 1959. Children: Michael James, Ali Sine.