Bachelor of Science, Manchester (England) University, 1954; Master of Science, Manchester (England) University, 1955; Doctor of Philosophy, Manchester (England) University, 1957.
Assistant lecturer, U. Manchester, 1957-1959; senior science officer, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Culcheth, England, 1959-1961; senior lecturer, U. Liverpool, England, 1961-1969; dean School Advanced Studies, Illinois Institute Technology, Chicago, 1977-1988; professor metallurgical and materials engineering, Illinois Institute Technology, since 1969; vice provost, Illinois Institute Technology, since 1992. Consultant to industry. Republican Lymm (England) Urban District Council, 1963-1966.
Member American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers, Metals Society (London), American Society Metals International.
Married Heather Ann Lumsden, May, 1957. Children: Andrew, Jacqueline, Mark, Jill, Peter.