Bachelor of Science, University Birmingham, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University Birmingham, 1958.
Research associate University Pennsylvania, 1958—1961. Manager research laboratories Franklin Institute Laboratories, 1961—1966. A.W. Grosvenor professor materials engineering Drexel University, Philadelphia, 1993—2003, head department, 1969—1979, 1992—1998, professor emeritus, since 2003.
Consultant to government, industry.
Fellow APMI International, American Society for Microbiology International (life member, Gold Medal award). Member National Academy of Engineering, Institute Metals, Mining and Materials, Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (president 1982, Educator award 2002), American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (honorary, president 1987), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Sigma Museum.
Married Nancy A. Kressler, March 26, 1960. Children— Carolyn Ann, Elizabeth Ann, Jennifer Annual.