Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Walla Walla College, Washington, 1958. Bachelor in Physics, Walla Walla College, Washington, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1963.
Doctor of Science (honorary), Andrews University, 1995.
Alfred A. Noyes instructor California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1962-1963. Research associate physics department Stanford (California) University, 1963-1964. Instructor chemistry Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964-1967, lecturer, 1967-1970.
Associate professor chemistry University Washington, Seattle, 1970-1975, professor, 1975—2007, chairman department chemistry, 1977-1987, vice provost, 1987-1988, senior vice provost, 1988-1990, vice provost for research, 1990—2002. Retired, 2007
Board directors Seattle biomedical Research Institute. Environmental and health science division review committee Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 1998—2001, advisory committee, 2000—2006.
Executive director National Science Foundation Center Materials and Devices Information Technology Research, 2002—2007. Visiting professor department chemistry University Berkeley, California, 1976—1977. Visiting professor department physics University Stuttgart, Germany, 1985—1986.
Visiting scholar Wolfson College Oxford University, England, 2006. Advisory board member Lahore University Management Sciences, School of Science & Engineering, since 2009.
Board directors Seattle Economic Development Commission, 1988-1992, Washington Research Foundation, 1989-1994, Seattle-King County Economic Development Council, 1989-1998, Helen R. Whiteley Foundation, since 1997, Lumera Corporation, 2001-2003. Member visiting committee division chemistry and chemical engineering California Institute of Technology, 1991-1996. Chairman advisory board School Engineering, Walla Walla College, 1992-2005.
Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science (chairman-elect, chairman, past chairman section on chemistry 1991-1994, program committee 1994-1998), American Physical Society. Member: National Academy of Sciences (committee on advanced research instrumentation, committee science public policy), Worldwide University Network (academy advisory board 2002-2005, United States liaison 2003-2008, chairman global academy development advisory board 2007-2008), Council Chemical Research (board directors 1980-1984, chairman 1982-1983), American Chemical Society (secretary-treasurer division physical chemistry 1976-1986, division councilor 1986—2005, committee on science, chairman subcommittee on federal funding for research 1990-1994, advisory board graduate education 2000-2008, chair 2005-2008), National Association State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (chairman-elect, chairman, past chairman 2000-2003, executive committee, council research policy and graduate education), Sigma Xi.
Married Verla Rae Michel, August 9, 1964. Children: Andrew Brandt, Sidney Marguerite.