Bachelor of Science, Iowa State College, 1950; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1955.
Professor chemical engineering, University Texas, Austin, since 1957; associate dean, University Texas, Austin, 1968-1974, 81-93; consultant, Naval Coastal Sys. Center, Panama City, Florida, 1975-1980. Consultant NUTEC, Bergen, Norway, Brooks Air Force Base School Aerospace Medicine, San Antonio, The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research, Trondheim, Norway, McDonnell Douglas, St. Louis.
With Army of the United States, 1955-1957. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Aerospace Medical Association, Rotary (president 1976-1977).
Married Patricia A. Nygren, July 29, 1951. Children: Gerhardt E., Konrad P., Neysa L.