Bachelor of Science with honors, University Melbourne, Australia, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tasmania, Australia, 1967.
Research scientist division land research Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization, Canberra, Australia, 1967—1970. Post doctoral research fellow Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1970—1971. Senior lecturer La Trobe University, Melbourne, 1971—2004.
Author six church backed publications on science matters Melbourne Christian Fellowship, since 1984.
Member of Australian Society Plant Scientists (associate).
Married Milena Bozena Kouril, March 2, 1963. Children: Paul, Jenny.