Bachelor Chemical Engineering, New York University, 1943. Master Chemical Engineering, New York University, 1950. Doctor Engineering Science in Chemical Engineering, New York University, 1959.
In engineering positions with various firms, New York City, 1943-1957; construction engineering, New York, California, since 1994; associate professor department chemical engring, New York University, New York City, 1959-1962; construction engineering, New York, California, 1959-1979, 85-88; professor physics, engineering, C.W. Post College/Long Island U., Greenvale, New York, 1967-1970; professor, department chair, chemical engineer, Manhattan College, New York City, 1975-1976; engineering specialist, Air Research Corporation, Torrance, California, 1979-1980, 83-85; principal engineer, Atlantic Richfield Company Ventures, 1980-1983; thermal engineer, Lang Technology Corporation, Goleta, California, 1986-1987; principal engineer mechanic engineering division, systems evaluations, Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, Washington, 1989-1994; retired, 1994. Lecturer chemical engineering California State University, Long Beach, 1986, San Jose (California) State University, 1987-1988.
Superintendent 1st Day School, Religious Society Friends, Jericho, 1950s and 60s. With United States Army, 1945-1947. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Nuclear Society, American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, New York Academy, Sciences, Sigma Xi.
Married Virginia Alice Casey, December 26, 1945 (divorced 1979). Children: Kathleen Josephine Lyga, Robert James, Abbie Veronica Barker. Married Ollie Ione Thormodsgard, October 6, 1979.