Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1944. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Polytech. University, 1951; Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1954.
Research chemical engineer American Cyanamid Company, Stamford, Connecticut, 1944-1948. Project design engineer Colgate Palmolive, Berkeley, California, 1948-1950. Research associate and teaching assistant University California, 1950-1953.
Research chemical engineer Shell Oil Corporation, Martinez, California, 1953-1956. Manager and research associate Columbia University, New York City, 1956-1957. Manager, project leader, chemist Lawrence Livermore (California) National Laboratory, 1958-1983, senior research chemical engineer, 1983-1986, consultant, since 1987.
Consultant McGraw-Hill, 1967-1972.
Volunteer Station KQED-FM, San Francisco, since 1982. Member American Chemical Society, Sierra Club, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: Common Cause.
Son of Harry and Rose (Chasan) R. Divorced; children: Denise Fagliano, Lynn Iwase, Joel Rothman.