Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1946. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1947. Doctor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1948.
From assistant professor to professor chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1948-1966;
associate director Soil Stabilizatino Laboratory,, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1950-1961;
Adjunct Professor chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982-1984;
president, Amicon Corporation, Massachusetts, 1962-1970;
president, Pharmetrics Inc., 1970-1972;
president, Alza Research Corporation, 1972-1977;
senior vice president, technical director, Alza Corporation, 1972-1977;
visiting scholar, consultant professor chemical engineering, Stanford University, 1970-1976;
Adjunct Professor chemical engineering and medicine, Stanford University, 1977-1982;
distinguished university professor, North Carolina State University, 1986-1990;
distinguished university professor emeritus, North Carolina State University, since 1990. President Alan Sherman Michaels Doctor of Science, Inc., since 1981. Consultant in field, since 1948.
Assistant technical director Seco Venture, 1950-1951. Visiting professor chemical engineering U. College, U. London, 1959, University of California, Berkeley, 1977. Consultant President's Adv.Sci.
Commission, 1961-1962. Visiting professor Technology U. Berlin, 1965. Consultant Off Saline Water, unites states department Interior, since 1965.
Adjunct Professor chemical engineering Lehigh University, 1982-1984.
Fellow American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengring. award 1977, Material Engineering and Science award 1982), American Institute Medical and Bio-chemical Engineers (Separation Science and Technical award 1985), New York Academy of Sciences. Member National Academy of Engineering (member briefing panel chemical and process engineering biotechnology), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society.
Married 1951; children: Stephen, James.