Bachelor, Cambridge (England) University, 1961; Master of Arts, Cambridge (England) University, 1965; Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge (England) University, 1964; Doctor of Science, Cambridge (England) University, 1980.
Demonstrator, lecturer, Cambridge U., 1964-1983;
fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge, 1964-1983;
professor, head Department, University College Cardiff (England), Cardiff, United Kingdom, 1984-1987;
professor, head department, Brunel U., Uxbridge, England, 1987-1991;
dean of technological, Brunel U., Uxbridge, England, since 1991. Visiting professor Georgia Inwt. Technology, Atlanta, summer 1967, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, summer 1969, Technology U Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 1975.
External director The Royal Mint, England, 1985-1989. Member of advisory panel Allied Steel and Wire plc, Cardiff, since 1988.
Member Royal Microsopical Society (president 1978-1980, gold medal 1989), S.W. Metallurgical Association (president 1986-1987).
Married Anne Mary Perry, June 22, 1961. 1 child, Zoanna.