Bachelor of Science, University Rochester, New York, 1947. Master of Science, University Rochester, New York, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1961.
Assistant professor engineering University Rochester, 1949-1952. Instructor Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1952-1954. Nuclear engineer Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, 1954-1956.
With General Atomic Company, San Diego, 1956-1983, vice president, 1967-1977, executive vice president, 1977-1983. With Salk Institute Biotechnology/Industrial Associates Inc., since 1983.
With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Fellow American Nuclear Society (president 1981-1982). Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi.
Married Anne Major Hillman, February 1, 1948. Children: Cheryl Anne, Howard John.