Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Mathematics Ohio State University, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Pittsburgh, 1990.
Research associate Molecular Physics division, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1991-1993. Director shared laser facility University Oregon, Eugene, since 1993.
Member National Association Patent Practitioners, Optical Society of America.
Married Karen Lisa Dixon, August 11, 1984. Children: Michael Christopher, Kaitlyn Amber.