Bachelor of Science, U. Akron, 1956; Master of Science, Illinois Institute Technology, Chicago, 1960; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Connecticut, 1975.
Materials engineer, Benjamin Franklin Goodrich Company, Akron, 1955-1957;
graduate assistant, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1957-1958;
research microscopist, director research, Walter C. McCrone Associations, Chicago, 1958-1966;
assistant director Institute Materials Science,, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1966-1977;
assistant professor of chemistry, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1972-1977;
Adjunct Professor, U. Connecticut, Storrs, since 1988;
corporation fellow, Spectra-Tech Inc., Stamford, since 1986;
principal research scientist, American Cynamid, Stamford, 1977-1986;
corporation fellow, Spectra-Tech Inc., Stamford, since 1986. Adjunct Professor forensic microscopy U. New Haven, since 1979, John Jay College Criminal Justice, CUNY, since 1986. Adjunct Professor textile science Fashion Institute Technology, New York City, since 1985.
Presenter papers to technical meetings since 1963. Consultant to numerous companies. Consultant Connecticut State Police, Meriden, since 1976.
Representative microscopy committee International Standards Organisation. Lecturer Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, Quantico, Virginia, 1984, 87.
Fellow American Chemical Society, American Academy Forensic Scientist, North-East Association Forensic Scientists (president 1977-1978, district board directors), New York Micros. Society; member American Society for Testing and Materials (secretary, Chairman of Commission E-25 on miscoscopy), American Physical Society, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Electron Micros. Society American, Microbeam AnalysisSoc., Canada Society Forensic Scientists, Royal Micros.
Society, Alpha Xi Sigma. M C.
Married Sally Elaine Messner, September 1, 1958. Children: John Richard, Elaine Marie.