Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Utah, 1947. Master of Science, University Washington, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1959.
Doctor in Business (honorary), Utah Valley State University, 1998.
Project chemical engineer, Amoco, 1951-1958;
associate professor, Brigham Young U., 1958-1959;
professor chemical engineering, Brigham Young U., 1962-1978;
department chairman, Brigham Young U., 1966-1978;
professor emeritus, Brigham Young U., since 1978. Professor chemical engineering, acting president Abadan (Iran) Institute Technology, 1959-1962. Founder, vice president Megadiamond Corporation, Provo, 1966-1970, executive vice president, 1970-1973, president 1973-1978.
President Megadiamond Industries New York, 1976-1978. President United States Synthetic Corporation, 1978-1992, Chairman of the Board, since 1988. Consultant to industry.
Specialist in ultra high pressure processes and equipment, diamond synthesis, diamond sintering, diamond prosthesis. Founder, chairman Chief Executive Officer Diamicron, since 1998.
Member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (bishop 1965-1972, stake president counsellor 1972-1976, stake president 1976-1981, regional representative 1981-1987). Delegate Utah Republican Convention, 1958, 74. Served to 1st lieutenant, C.E. Army of the United States, 1942-1946.
Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, American Society Professional Engineers, American Society Engineering Education, Utah Academy Arts and Sciences, Utah Society Professional Engineers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.
Married Margaret McConkie, September 10, 1943. Children: Louis, Leslie (Mistress Alan S. Layton), Kathryn (Mistress Richard D. Hoopes), Patrice (Mistress Wayne L. Tew).