Bachelor of Engineering (chem), Bachelor of Science, University New Zealand, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Sydney University, 1957.
Lecturer Sydney University, 1950-1953, senior lecturer, 1960-1964, professor, 1969-1998, professor emeritus, since 1998. Process engineer The Distillers Company, Epsom, United Kingdom, 1954-1957. Senior lecturer Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1958-1960.
Professor Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia, 1964-1969. Director Chemical Engineering Foundation, Sydney, 1983-1998, Chancellor's Scholarships in Engineering, 1988-1998. Member council The Women's College, Sydney, 1990-1998.
Fellow: Institution of Engineers Australia (honorary, chairman chemical college 1985-1986, Peter Nichol Russell medal 1992), Australian Academy Technology Sciences and Engineering (council 1998-2001, 2005-2006, chairman membership committee, chairman New South Wales division 1998-2001), Australian Institute of Petroleum, Institution of Chemical Engineers (president 1986-1987, chairman Australian national committee 1972-1974), Royal Academy Engineering, Rotary (chairman outward Ambassadorial scholarship selection committee 1989-2004, Paul Harris fellow 2004).
Married Laurel Williamson, August 8, 1950. Children: Jane, Peter, Robin.