Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Leeds, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Leeds, Leeds, England, 1976.
Senior process engineer ICI Fine Chemical Manufacturing Organization, Manchester, England, 1982—1988, business research associate England, 1988—1992. Company research associate AstraZeneca, Huddersfield, England, 1993—2000. Senior fellow Syngenta, England, 2000—2002.
Executive director Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore, since 2002. Visiting professor University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, 1996—2002. Industrial professor Loughborough University, Loughborough, 1994—2003.
Visiting professor University Teesside, Middlesborough, Teesside, 1992—1994, University Paisley, Paisley, Scotland, 1990—2000. Adjunct professor National University Singapore, Institute Chemical and Engineering Sciences, since 2005.
Fellow: Royal Society Chemistry, Institution of Chemical Engineers (chartered 1979), Royal Academy of Engineering. Member: American Chemical Society.
Married Sue Butler, September 6, 1975 (deceased 2006). Children: Laura Jane, Joel John, Ben Edward.