Bachelor of Science, Queens College, 1948; Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1951; D (honorary), Weizmann Institute Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1984; D (honorary), Queens College, State University of New York, 1987; D (honorary), University Bordeaux, France, 1987.
Professor of chemistry, Brown U., Providence, 1953-1966; professor of chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1966-1980; department chairman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1966-1971; chairman faculty of Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975-1977; professor, Stanford (California) U., since 1980; department chairman, Stanford (California) U., 1983-1989. Consultant to industries, since 1979. Member of the Board of Governors Weizmann Institute, since 1971.
2nd Lieutenant United States Army, 1944-1946. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society. Member NAS, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Chemical Society (Irving Langmuir Chemical Physics prize 1992).
Married Virginia Franklin (divorced). Children:Elizabeth A., Robert K. Married Eva Madarasz.