Bachelor of Science, University London, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1954.
Research assistant, lecturer, Princeton University, 1954-1956; ICI fellow, Cambridge (England) University, 1956-1957; research scientist, General Electric Research Center, New York City, 1957-1963; professor materials science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1963-1969; professor engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, since 1969. United States representative International Glass Commission, 1964-1971.
Fellow American Ceramic Society, Royal Institute Chemistry. Member National Academy Engineering, American Physical Society, Electrochemical Society, American Society for Testing and Materials, American Chemical Society, Society Glass Technology.
Married Jennifer Russell, October 2, 1954. Children— Timothy John, Andrea Louise, Peter Neil.