Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, CarnegieInst. Technology, 1959; Macintosh Application Environment, University of Virginia, 1961. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1963, Doctor of Philosophy,1965.
Aeronautical. engineer Calspan Corporation, Buffalo, 1965-1971, principal engineer, 1971-1982, manager laser physics and chemistry program, 1982-1986.
Adjunct Professor electrical engineering State University of New York-Buffalo, 1983-1986. Visiting professor mechanic engineering Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1985.
Professor mechanic engineering Ohio State University, 1986, Ralph West. Kurtz professor mechanic engineering, 1996.
Aeronautical engineer Calspan Corporation, Buffalo, 1965—1971, principal engineer, 1971—1982, manager laser physics & chemistry program, 1982—1986. Adjunct professor electrical engineering State University of New York-Buffalo, 1983—1986. Visiting professor mechanical engineering Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1985.
Professor mechanical engineering Ohio State University, since 1986, Ralph W. Kurtz professor mechanical engring, 1996—2006, professor emeritus, since 2006.
Member Committee Educational Goals Public Schools, New York, 1982—1983. Panelist Joint United States Japan Seminar Molecular Energy Transfer, United States National Academy of Sciences, 1976. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Plasmadynamics & Lasers award 2008), American Physical Society, Committee Educational Goals, Sigma Xi.
Married Beatrice Mae Jewell Rich, July 9, 1960. Children: Grant Jewell, Anne Elizabeth.