B. in Technology with honors, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1968. Master of Science in Metallurgy, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1980.
Director appropriate technical workshop, Stevens Institute Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1978-1979;
Adjunct Professor school engineering, Cooper Union, New York City, 1980;
research fellow, Centre for Science & Environmental, New Delhi, 1982-1985;
director, Centre for Science & Environmental, 1985-1986;
executive advisor, Society for Rural Urban Tribal Initiatives, New Delhi, 1986-1987;
director, People's Science Institute, Dehra Doon, India, since 1988. Communications consultant Volunteer Health Association India, New Delhi, 1987. Research consultant International Development Research Center, Ottawa, Canada, 1984, 87-88.
Steering committee member rural water supply group, 8th plan Planning Commission, Govt.of India, New Delhi, 1988-1989.
Founder member Front for Rapid Economics Advancement India, Bombay, 1967. Steering committee member Nagarik Ekta Manch, Delhi, India, 1984-1988. Member Executive Board Centre for Science & Environmental, Delhi, 1986-1987, Dastakar, Delhi, since 1987.
Honorary secretary Nagarik Rahat Samiti, Delhi, since 1987.
Married Sheila Josephine McGowan, May 13, 1979. Children: Anand Leary, Cathleen Kavita, Una Rose.