Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, Technology University Prague, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences, 1955. Doctor of Science in Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences, 1960.
Research fellow Mathematics Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, 1951—1955, department head, 1956—1968. Distinguished professor mathematics University Maryland, College Park, 1968—1995. Robert Trull chair engineering, ICES senior research scientist, professor aerospace engineering engineering mechanics, mathematics University Texas, Austin, since 1995.
Fellow Society Industrial Applied Mathematics, United States Association Computational Mechanics. Member National Academy of Engineering, The Academy Medicine, Engineering, and Science Texas, European Academy of Sciences, England Academy Czech Republican.