Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Louisville, 1937. Master of Science, University Cincinnati, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cincinnati, 1946.
Doctor honoris causa, University Brazil, 1963. Doctor honoris causa, State University Rio de Janeiro, 1967.
Lab technician Charles R. Long Company, Paint Manufacturer, Louisville, 1934-1935. Chemist Durkee Famous Foods, 1936, Colgate Palmolive Peet Company, Jeffersonville, Indiana, 1937. Civil engineer United States Engineers Flood Control, Louisville, 1939.
Chemical engineer C.M. Hall Lamp Company, Detroit, 1940. Teaching assistant, instructor University Cincinnati, 1937-1942. Assistant/associate professor Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1942-1951.
Executive director Gupton-Jones College Mortuary Science, 1946-1951. Dean of engineering, chairman chemical engineering, director research Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, 1951-1955. Dean engineering, professor chemical and electrical engineering University Houston, 1955-1963, director international affairs Center Study Higher Education in Latin American, 1963-1972, M.D. Anderson professor chemical, civil and environmental engineering, 1963—2006.
Visiting professor Institute de Oleos, Conselho Nac. de Petroleo, Rio de Janeiro, 1952, University Central del Ecuador, University de Guayquil, Ecuador, 1958, University de Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 1962-1963, University College, London, 1970, Rice University, Houston, 1973-1974, Loughborough University, England, 1976, University Fed do Rio de Janeiro, University Federal de Sergipe, Brazil, 1979, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 1982, Nagoya (Japan) University, 1982-1983, 86, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra, Australia, 1986.
Fellow American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Colburn award 1950, Presentation award 1952, 62, Best Paper award Suth Texas section 1959, Founders award 1987). Member American Society Engineering Education, American Filtration and Separations Society, International Association Water Quality, Water Environment Federation.
Married Ann Wesley Quiggins, December 20, 1941 (deceased July 1981). Children: Fay Lee Tiller Bryan, Richard Bertrand. Married Martha Rowan Browder (deceased 2004), April 17, 1982.