Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, 1970. Master of Science, Wayne State University, 1973. Doctor of Science, University Grenoble, 1983.
Engineer, City of Mount Clemens, 1970-1972; construction engineering, F.J. Bridges, Mount Clemens, 1972-1973; senior civil engineer, National Iranian Petrochem. Company, Shiraz, 1974-1978; from research engineer to research director, ENTPE, Vaulx-en-Velin, France, since 1979.
Member International Tunneling Association, French Tunneling Association, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Minu Eghbal, June 26, 1976 (divorced 1997). Two children.