Bachelor of Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1950. Master of Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1958.
Development engineer, Ferro Corporation, Bedford, Ohio., 1950-1954; assistant professor chemical engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1958-1961; associate professor, Cornell Univercity, 1961-1971; professor, Cornell Univercity, since 1971. On sabbatic leave at Union Carbide Corporation, 1964-1965, Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd., 1971, Eastman Kodak Company, 1978-1979. Consultant to industry.
Served with United States Army, 1954-1956. Fellow American Institute Chemical Engineers. Member American Chemical Society, Society Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society Plastics Engineers.
Married Ethel V. Koster, July 28, 1951. Children: Holly Edith, Lida Concha.