Bachelor of Engineering, University Queensland, Brisbane, 1954. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1960.
Post doctoral department mechanics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1960-1961; from assistant professor to associate professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1961-1967; professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook, since 1967; department chair, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1983-1991. Board directors T.P. O'Brien Inc. Company Ltd., Toowoomba, since 1995.
Trustee Village of Head of the Harbor, New York, 1994-1995. Fellow American Physical Society. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Married Estela Lucretia Marquetti, December 26, 1959. Children: Maria, Cecilia, Anthony, Estela, Soledad, Orestes.