Bachelor, Cambridge University, England, 1954. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge University, England, 1957.
Research officer ICI, Teesside, England, 1957-1978, research scientist England, 1978-1988. Professor Cardiff (Wales) University, since 1988. Visiting professor Twente University Enschede, The Netherlands, 1984-1989.
Fellow Royal Society Chemistry. Member Cardiff Science Society (president 1999-2001).
Married Patricia Man, July 27, 1957 (deceased December 1992). Children: Elizabeth, Nicholas, Benedict, Jonathan, Tristram, Aelred, Patrick.