Bachelor of Science, Robert College, Istanbul, 1942; Master of Science, Purdue University, 1948; Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1953.
Assistant instructor Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1943—1947, instructor, 1947—1952. Engineering scientist in charge mechanical research laboratories Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, 1952—1957, assistant to director mechanical engineering industries group, 1957—1960, consultant engineer industries group, 1960—1963, director corporation reliability engineering program, 1960—1963. Professor aerospace and mechanical engineering University Arizona, Tucson, since 1963, professor-in-charge reliability engineering program, since 1963.
Reliability and maintainability engineering consultant, Tucson, since 1963. Director Reliability Engineering and Management Institute, since 1963, Reliability Testing Institute, since 1975. Applied reliability engineering and product assurance consultant Northrop Space Laboratories, General Electric, Center Management and Industrial Development, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Delco Radio division General Motors, Aerojet-General Corporation, Westinghouse Electrical Company, United States Army Management Engineering Training Agency, Allied Signal, Data General, Polaroid, Storage Tek, Motorola, Digital Equipment, ITT, B. F. Goodrich, General Dynamics, Xerox, Ford, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Bendix, Cummins Engine, MOOG, Copeland, Eatman Kodak, Allied Chemical, Honeywell, International Business Machines Corporation, Ventara Medical, Hamilton Sundstrand, Northrop-Grumman, numerous others.
Senior extension teacher University of California at Los Angeles, 1983, visiting professor reliability engineering. Honorary professor Shanghai University of Technology, 1984. Associate professor Technology University, Bordeaux, France.
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Founder, fund raiser Doctor Dimitri Basil Kececioglu Reliability Engineering Research Fellowships Endowment Fund, 1987. Fellow Society Automotive Engineers (Distinguished Probabilistic Methods Educator award 1997). Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (chairman Milwaukee section 1960), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society Experimental Stress Analysis (chairman Milwaukee section 1957), American Hellenic Ednl.
Progressive Association (Adac. Achievement award in education 1992), American Society Engineering Education, American Society Quality Control (Reliability Education Advancement award 1980, Allen Chop award for outstanding contributions to reliability 1981), Society Reliability Engineers (founder, president Tucson chapter 1974-1977), HellenicOps. Research Society Greece, Phi Beta Kappa (honorary), Sigma Xi (president University.chpt.
1990-1991), Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi (president U. Arizona chapter 1988-1989), National Golden Key Society (honorary).
Married Lorene June Legan, December 22, 1951. Children: Zoe Diana Kececioglu Draelos, John Dimitri.