Bachelor of Science, London University, 1942. Doctor of Philosophy, London University, 1945. Doctor of Science, London University, 1949.
Master of Arts, Cambridge University, England, 1946. Doctor of Science, Cambridge University, England, 1972.
Science officer, research on high temperature properties of metals, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, England, 1942-1945; university demonstrator engineering, Cambridge (England) University and assistant director studies St. Catharine's College, 1946-1947; associate professor engineering mechanics, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1947-1948; professor engineering mechanics, Cornell Univercity, 1948-1988; professor emeritus, Cornell Univercity, since 1989.
Married Dorothy Daphne Adams, August 24, 1946 (deceased 1976). Children– Geoffrey, Peter.