Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Cooper Union, 1955; Master of Science, Harvard University, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1961.
Assistant sanitary engineer United States Public Health Service, Cincinnati, 1956-1958. Research associate Harvard, 1960-1961. Assistant professor University Pittsburgh, 1962-1965, associate professor, 1965-1966, professor Graduate School Public Health and School Engineering, 1967-1979.
Professor and division head environmental health engineering School Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1980-1997. Professor emeritus Johns Hopkins University, since 1997. President Morton Corn.
Associates, Consultant Engineers, since 1977. Consultant division biology and medicine Atomic Energy Commission, 1965—1974. Chairman air pollution research grants committee Environmental Protection Agency, 1968—1971, member science advisory board, 1978—1984.
Member committee no biological effects air pollution National Academy of Sciences, 1971, member committee risk assessment, 1982—1983. Member expert panel occupational health World Health Organization, 1973—1998. Assistant secretary labor for occupational safety and health United States Department Labor, 1975—1977.
Member Allegheny County Air Pollution Advisory Committee, 1967—1972. Member national advisory committee health vital statistics Department Department of Health and Human Services, 1979—1981. Mine health research advisory committee National Institute Occupational Safety and Health, 1986—1989, General Motors/United Auto Workers joint health and safety advisory committee, 1988—1992.
Chairman OTA Commission Preventing Injury and Illness in the Workplace, 1982—1984. Chairman technical advisory board Clean Sites, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, 1984—1987. Trustee Associate University, Inc., 1991—1993.
Member Hanford tank advisory panel Department of Energy, 1993—1999. Consultant Health, Safety and Environment, 1993.
Chairman Governor Maryland's Toxic Council, 1986-1989. Fellow American Public Health Association, Argentine Academy Engineering. Member Argentine Academy of Sciences, American Society Safety Engineers, American Industrial Hygiene Association (board directors 2000-2003), American Conference Government Industrial Hygienists (chairman 1983-1984).
Married Jacqueline Karnell, August 21, 1955. Children: Matthew Irwin, Frederick Eliot.