AB, Dartmouth College, 1949; Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute Technology, 1953; Doctor of Science (honorary), Dartmouth College, 1989.
Research fellow in physics, California Institute Technology, 1952-1953;
member of faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, since 1953;
professor of chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, since 1962;
Albert Amos Noyes professor of chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1973-1988;
institute professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, since 1989;
emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, since 1996. Visiting professor University of California-Berkeley, 1963-1964. Lecturer Robert Welch Foundation, 1968.
Falk-Plaut lecturer Columbia University, 1973. DuPont lecturer University of Southern California, 1974. Lucy Pickett lecturer Mount Holyoke College, 1978.
Reilly lecturer U. NotreDame, 1978. Spedding lecturer Iowa State University, 1979. McElvain lecturer University of Wisconsin, 1981.
Vaughan lecturer Rocky Mountain Conference, 1981. G.N. Lewis memorial lecturer University of California, 1982. Dreyfus lecturer Dartmouth College, 1984.
G.B.Kistiakowsky lecturer Harvard University, 1984. O.K. Rice lecturer U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1986, Baker lecturer Cornell Univercity, 1990. Smith lecturer Duke U., 1992.
Senior fellow Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. Also visiting professor Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, 1972. Visiting scientist Harvard University, 1976.
Mem.chemistry advisory panel National Science Foundation, 1966-1969, vice chairman, 1968-1969. Member review committee Argonne National Laboratory, 1970-1974. Member science and education advising committee Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1980-1986.
Exchange visitor Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy Sciences, 1962, 75. Member visiting committee Tufts U., 1966-1969, Princeton, 1973-1978. Member fellowshipcom.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1977-1982. Joliot-Curie professor École Supérieure de Physique et Chemie, Paris, 1985, 96.
Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Physical Society (chairman division chemistry and physics 1983-1984). Member NAS, International Society Magnetic Resonance (member county 1989-1995, member Executive Committee since 1996, vice president since 1997, president since 1999), Slovenian Academy Science and Arts (foreign correspondent), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.
Married 1983; children: Alice Collier, Frederick Pierce.