Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Pennsylvania, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1964. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960.
Doctor in Engineering & Science (honorary). Doctor in Humanities (honorary). Doctor in Humane Letters (honorary).
With, Radio Corporation of America Corporation, 1958-1964;
assistant professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1964-1968;
associate professor, University of Pennsylvania, 1968-1972;
professor, University of Pennsylvania, since 1972;
associate dean engineering and applied science, University of Pennsylvania, 1973-1980;
acting dean, University of Pennsylvania, 1980-1981;
dean, University of Pennsylvania, 1981-1990;
director Moore School Elec. Engineering, University Pennsylvania, 1976-1990;
Alfred Fitler Moore chair, University of Pennsylvania, since 1979;
director engineering, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1991-1996;
chief operating officer, acting deputy director, National Science Foundation, Washington, since 1996. Board directors Industrial Imaging Corporation, Weston Inc.
(chairman 1996-1997), University City Science Center. Master Stoufer College House, 1972-1976. Consultant industry, government, foundations.
Member National Medal of Science committee, 1989-1991. Chair advising committee for engineering National Science Foundation, 1989-1991.
Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (chair engineering section 1998-1999), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (chairman Philadelphia section 1987-1988, president 1998, Centennial medal 1984, James H. Mulligan, Junior Education medal, 2008), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Johnson and Johnson Diversity medal 2005), American Society Engineering Education (George Westinghouse award 1974), International Engineering Consortium. Member Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu (eminent member 2005), Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Delta.