Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, 1947. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Harvard University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University Pennsylvania, 1965.
Chemist, Weymouth Artificial Leather, South Braintree, Massachusetts, 1947-1948; research engineer, Honeywell, Philadelphia, 1950-1958; instructor, Drexel U., Philadelphia, 1958-1960; research associate, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1960-1965; associate professor electrical engineering, Drexel U., Philadelphia, 1965-1973; professor electrical engineering, Drexel U., Philadelphia, 1973-1993; professor emeritus, Drexel U., Philadelphia, since 1993. Director biomedical engineering and science institute Drexel U., Philadelphia, 1974-1976.
Corporal United States Army, 1943-1946. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Acoustical Society of America, American Chemical Society, Society for Biomaterials.
Married Marilyn D. W. Beard, September 18, 1948. Children: Beverly, Amy, Adrienne.