Bachelor of Science, Plymouth Technology College. Bachelor of Science, London University, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge University, 1958.
Head aeronautical research group Bristol-Siddely Engine Company, Bristol, England, 1958—1960. Chief engineer Dracone Developments Ltd., London, 1960-1961. Senior project engineer Northern Research and Engineering Corporation, Cambridge, Mass, 1961-1964.
Research fellow Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, 1964-1968. Technical advisory English Electric Company Ltd., Rugby, 1968-1970. Professor power engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970-1996.
Professor emeritus, since 1996.
Fellow: Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (vice president Northeast region 1991-1994). Member: Whitworth Society (London).
Married Rose Margaret Whittaker, September 1, 1951. Children— Gillian Ruth, Alison Rose, Peter Stewart.