Bachelor of Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1954. Master of Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, 1958.
Research assistant, Carnegie Institute Technology, 1954-1957; from instructor to assistant professor, Carnegie Institute Technology, 1957-1958; research engineer, Jersey Production Research Company, Tulsa, 1958-1960; associate professor engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1960-1964; professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1964-1965; Jennings professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1967-1995. Consultant Mine Safety Appliances Company, Pittsburgh, 1957-1958, Christensen Diamond Products Company, Salt Lake City, 1965-1967, Norton Company, 1988-1992, Hughes Christensen, 1993-1995, Meritek, 1994-1995.
Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Petroleum Engineers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon.
Married Esther Natalie Simpson, June 13, 1954. Children– Sandra Lee, Charlotte Joann, Cynthia Lucille.