Bachelor of Science, Princeton University, 1954. Master of Science, Stanford University, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1958.
Doctor of Science (honorary), University Guelph, 2010.
Fulbright professor, College Engineering, Baghdad, Iraq, 1957-1958; research associate, Colorado Research Corporation, Broomfield, 1958-1959; associate professor, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1959-1965; professor department electrical engineering, U. Colorado, Boulder, since 1965; department chairman, U. Colorado, 1964-1981; faculty research lecturer, U. Colorado, 1965; acting dean College Engineering and Applied Science, U. Colorado, 1980-1981; distinguished professor, U. Colorado, since 1997; director interdisciplinary telecommunication program, U. Colorado, 1971-1975, 88-89; director interdisciplinary telecommunication program, U. Colorado, since 1996. Distinguished lecturer Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Elec. Device Society, 1994-1997.
Board directors Accreditation Board Engineering and Technology, 1980-1982. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (editor Student Journal 1967-1970, member G-Ed Adcom 1970-1977, vice president publication activities 1974-1975, president device society 1974-1975, educational activities board 1976-1982, editor Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Education 1988-1994, member press board 1989-1990, educational activities board, certified of merit, Centennial medal, Millennium medal 2000, Education Society Achievement award 2003). Member National Academy of Engineering (Bernard M. Gordon prize 2004), American Society Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Educator award 2002), Society Lasers in Medicine, Engineers Council Professional Development (director 1976-1982, chairman committee on advanced level accreditation 1976-1978), Biolectromagnetics Society (board directors 1982-1984, 96-98, president 2000-2001), Engineering Information (board directors 1984-1990), American Society of Civil Engineers (associate editor, Journal Energy Engineering since 2008).
Married Gay Dirstine, December 17, 1955. Children: Stephen, Amy.