Student, Buxton College, 1945. Diploma in aerospace, Loughborough College, 1948. Bachelor of Science in Engineering (honorary), London University, 1949.
Honours diploma 1st class, Loughborough College, 1949. Dynamics Technologies (honorary), Loughborough University of Technology, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southampton, 1953.
Engineer, Percival Aircraft Company, Luton, England, 1949-1951;
research assistant, U. Southampton, England, 1951-1953;
lecturer, U. Southampton, 1953-1956;
research fellow, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1956-1957;
engineer, Douglas Aircraft Company, 1956;
associate professor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1957-1962;
professor engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 1962-1965;
head Aerosonics laboratory, University of California at Los Angeles, 1957-1965;
associate technical director, head acoustics and vibration laboratory, David Taylor Model Basin, Department Navy, Washington, 1965-1966;
technical director, David Taylor Model Basin, Department Navy, 1966-1967;
technical director, David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Bethesda, Maryland., 1967-1985;
member, Undersea Warfare Research and Development Council, 1966-1976;
chairman, Undersea Warfare Research and Development Council, 1971-1972;
member, council on Federal laboratories, 1972-1985;
professor mechanic engineering, U. Houston, since 1985;
chairman, U. Houston, 1985-1987. Member commission on hearing bioacoustics and biomechs. NAS-National Research Council, 1961-1985, executive county, 1963-1965, chairman, 1965-1966, advisor, 1985-1995, member naval studies board 1990-1995.
Member various committees Naval Studies Board and Marine Board, 1990-1996. Advisor Chinese U. Development Project, 1989-1991. Consultant Douglas Aircraft Company, various aerospace and acoustics companies, 1956-1965.
Member of advisory county International Towing Tank Conference, 1981-1985. Member advisor United States-Japan Program Natural Resources, 1987-1990, member Marine Facilities Panel. General.chmn. 3d advanced vehicles conference American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Society Naval Archs. and Marine Engineers, 1976.
Chairman international conference Computer Aided Design, Manufacture and Operations in Marine and Offshore Industries, 1987-1988. Consultant Science Applications International, Inc., 1987-1990. Governing board American Institute Physics, 1995-1997.
Fellow Royal Aero. Society London (Baden-Powell prize 1948, Wilbur Wright prize 1953), Acoustical Society American (biennial award 1962, associate editor Journal 1962-1967, chairman education committee 1964-1966, executive county 1966-1969, chairman medals and awards committee 1978-1981, vice president elect 1981-1982, vice president 1982-1983, president elect 1989-1990, president 1990-1991, past president 1991-1992, Silver medal in engineering acoustics 1992, designated National speaker in Engineering Acoustics since 1994), Institute Mech. Engineers, Institute Acoustics (United Kingdom). Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (assoc.fellow, Aeroacoustics award 1980), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Rayleigh lecturer 1988, Per Brüel Gold medal 1991), Institute Noise Control Engineers (initial member, director 1974-1977, Distinguished lecturer 1975, 83, vice president 1981-1984, board certified 1993), Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing Society (Executive Committee 1969-1972, awards committee 1971-1973, bylaws committee chairman 1973-1975), American Society Naval Engineers (life), American Academy Mechanics, Tau Beta Pi (honorary life).
Married June Sinclair, March 28, 1956.