Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, University Chicago, 1944. Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1947. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1948.
Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology, 1950.
Engineer AiResearch Manufacturing Company, Los Angeles, 1950-1960. Director engineering AiResearch Manufacturing Company division Garrett Corporation, 1960-1972. Vice president engineering Garrett Corporation, 1972-1987.
Vice president engineering and technical Allied-Signal Aerospace Company, 1987-1988, consultant, 1989-1996. Chairman technical advisory committee Industrial Turbines International, Inc., 1972-1981, board directors, 1980-1988. Adjunct professor engineering California State University, Long Beach, 1992-1996.
Technology advisory board Texas Center for Superconductivity, University Houston, 1989-1902, Ceryx Inc., 1998-2001. Chair California Council of Scientific and Technology Panel on Transportation research and development center, 1993-1994. Board directors Planetary Science Institute, secretary, since 1998.
Consultant Capstone Turbine Corporation, 1994-1998. Workshop committee Transportation Research Board, 1998. Consultant Cleaire, Inc., 2001-2003, Applied Research and Technology, since 2001.
Partner Applied Research and Technology, 2001-2006. With United States Air Force, 1946-1957.
Chairman energy and environment committee FISITA Council, 1990-1994. 1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, PTO. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, associate. Society Automotive Engineers, board directors 1984-1987, 90-93, president-elect 1989-1990, president 1990-1991, Performance Review Institute chairman 1990-1991, board directors 1992-1993.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Research Council of National Academy of Sciences, committee on alternative energy Research and Development strategies 1989-1990, Office Science and Technology Policy, National Critical Technologies panel 1992-1993, Institute Medicine of National Academy of Sciences, committee on health effects of indoor allergens 1992-1993, National Academy Engineering, United States Advanced Ceramics Association chairman technical committee, board directors 1985-1988, American Chemical Society, American Ceramic Society, Caltech Associates, Sigma Xi associate, American Society Mechanical Engineers, Eco Power, Inc. (member engrg. advisory board since 2008), University of Southern California.
Married Frances Howe Draeger, September 1, 1950 (deceased June 1951). Married Mary Josephine Schulte, November 26, 1954. Children: Andrew, Peter, Mary Anne, John Edward.