Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, New York University, 1954; Master of Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1959; Doctor of Philosophy (Battelle staff fellow), Ohio State University, Columbus, 1966.
Principal metallurgical engineer, Columbus division Battelle Memorial Institute, 1954-1961; project leader, Columbus division Battelle Memorial Institute, 1961-1967; associate chief specialty alloys, Columbus division Battelle Memorial Institute, 1967-1977; associate manager physical and applied metallurgy, Columbus division Battelle Memorial Institute, since 1977. Researcher in metallurgical technical.
Member troop committee Boy Scouts American, 1975-1983, assistant scoutmaster, 1978-1983. Advisor Order of DeMolay, 1954-1957, 78-86. Member official board Methodist Church, 1957-1966.
Member Wire Foundation (director 1974-1986 ), Wire Association International (vice president 1973-1976, president 1976-1977, director 1970-1978, Mordica Memorial award 1977, J. Edward Donnellan award 1978, Meritorious Technology Paper award 1981), New York University Metallurgical Alumni Association (president 1966-1968), American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (chairman Ohio Valley section 1964-1966, chairman North Central United States region 1965-1966), American Society Metals, American Vacuum Society, New York University, Ohio State University alumni associations, Sigma Xi, Alpha Sigma Mu, Phi Lambda Upsilon. Clubs: New York University.
Married Cordelia Ann Shupe, July 6, 1957 (divorced 1985). Children: Carol Jackson Adams, David Curtis.