Diploma Chemical Engineering, Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, University Minnesota, 1977. Dr h c, Babes Bolyai University, 2003.
Assistant professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1977-1981; associate professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1981-1983; professor chemical engineering, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1983-1994; McCollum-Corcoran professor, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1991-1994; Executive officer, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1990-1993; professor control and dynamical system, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1993-1994; Executive officer, 1993-1994; head automatic control laboratory, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule. Gulf visiting professor chemical engineering Carnegie Mellon U., 1987.
Fellow: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (A.P. Colburn award 1984, Professional Progress award 1995, Computing in Chemical Engineering award 2002), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper award 1990, Control Systems Field award 2005), American Society Engineering Education (Curtis W. McGraw research award 1989), American Chemical Society. Member: National Academy of Engineering.
Married Marina Korchynsky, May 12, 1984.