Bachelor of Science, South Dakota School Mines and Technology, 1949. Master of Science, Montana School Mines, 1950. Doctor of Science Institute of Technology, 1953.
Mineral Engineer, Montana College Mineral Science and Technology, 1968. Doctorate (honorary), University Liege, Belgium, 1989. Dynamics Technologies (honorary), Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, 2001.
Assistant professor mineral engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1953-1956. Section leader, metals research laboratory Union Carbide Metals Company, Niagara Falls, New York, 1956-1958. Manager mineral engineering lab Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Permanente, California, 1958-1959.
Associate professor metallurgy University California, Berkeley, 1959-1962, professor metallurgy, 1962-1986, P. Malozemoff professor of mineral engineering, 1987-1993, professor graduate school, since 1994, Miller research professor, 1969-1970, chairman department materials science and mineral engineering, 1970-1978. Honorary professor Huainan Institute of Technology, since 2000, Central South University, Changsha, China, since 2008. Guest professor Imperial College London, 1966, University Karlsruhe, Germany, 1973, Technology University Clausthal, Germany, 1984.
Member National Mineral Board, 1975—1978. American representative International Mineral Processing Congress Committee, 1978—1997. Member advisory board Korea Institute for Interfacial Science and Engineering, 1992—1997.
Trustee South Dakota School Mines Foundation, since 1997. Fellow: Indian National Academy Engineering (foreign), Australian Academy Technology Sciences and Engineering (foreign). Member: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Particle Technology Forum Lifetime Achievement award 2006), National Academy of Engineering, Balkan Academy Science & Mineral Technology, Balkan Academy of Sciences Mineral Technologies (foreign member), Russian Federation Academy Natural Sciences, American Chemical Society, Society Mining Engineers (board directors 1968-1971, Distinguished member), American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (chairman mineral processing division 1967, Robert Lansing Hardy gold medal 1957, Rossiter W. Raymond award 1961, Robert H. Richards award 1975, Antoine M. Gaudin award 1978, Mineral Industry Education award 1983, Henry Krumb distinguished lecturer 1989, honorary 1989), The Berkeley Fellows, Sigma Xi, Theta Tau.
Married Margaret Ann Pellett, August 29, 1953. Children: Linda(deceased), Lucy, Sarah, Stephen.