Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 1945. Master of Science, University Colorado, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1953.
Faculty, Rice U., Houston, since 1946; professor mechanic engineering, Rice U., 1954-1969; department chairman mechanic and aerospace engineering and materials science, Rice U., 1954-1969; vice president, Rice U., 69-70; dean, G.R. Brown School Engineering, 1975-1980; Harry S. Cameron professor mechanic engineering, G.R. Brown School Engineering, 1980-1990; professor emeritus, Rice U., Houston, since 1996. Consultant to Manned Spacecraft Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, since 1961.
President S.W. Athletic Conference, 1965-1967. Member of council National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1968-1973, president, 1973-1974. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.
Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (honorary). Member American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, American Society Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.
Married Marjorie Bray, June 8, 1950. Children— Alan Jesse, Katherine Lynn.