Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Technology University Delft, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Cape Town, South Africa, 1965.
Chemist, African Explosives and Chemical Indiana Ltd., Somerset West, South Africa, 1957-1960; research officer, Fishing Industry Research Institute, Cape Town, 1960-1966; chief research officer, Fishing Industry Research Institute, Cape Town, since 1983; professor of chemistry, National U. Lesotho, Roma, 1966-1983.
Married Margaret Naomi Hawkridge, January 7, 1961. Children: Charles Bernard, Richard Jan, Adrianus Bastiaan, Pieter David.