Bachelor of Science in Physics, University Scranton, 1948. Master of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1953.
Research physicist, Radio Corporation of America laboratories, 1953-1960;
faculty, Brown U., 1961-1997;
professor engineering, Brown U., 1966-1997;
dean of engineering, Brown U., 1968-1974;
associate dean Graduate School, Brown U., 1980-1983. Director Rhode Island Center for Thin Film and Interface Research, 1987-1997. President Solamat, Inc., E. Providence, 1977-1983.
Science counsellor United States Embassy, Warsaw, 1985-1987. Member United States/Poland Joint Common for Science and Technology Cooperative, 1988-1991. United States/Poland National Academy Sciences Exch. fellow Institute Nuclear Research, Swierk, 1974-1975.
Member New England Energy Congress, 1978-1979. Member organizing committees 25 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Photovoltaic Conference, 1956-1996, International Photovoltaic Confs., 1984-1997. General chairman Fifth International Conference on Solid Films and Surfaces, 1990.
Consultant in field; lecturer on solar photovoltaic energy, science and technical. Visiting chaired professor National Tsing Hua U., Hsinchu, Taiwan, 1994-1996.
Served with Army of the United States, 1944-1946. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (William Cherry award 1981). Member Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.
Married Sylvia Sweeda, August 27, 1949. Children: Marianne Fleury, Patricia Seal, Joseph, Barbara, Michael, Sharon.