Bachelor of Science in Fuels Engineering, University Utah, 1959, Doctor of Philosophy in Metallurgy, 1962. Metallurgist, ceramist Vallecitos Atomic Laboratory, Pleasanton, California, 1962-1964. Associate professor Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center, University Missouri-Rolla, 1964-1979.
Professor mining engineering West Virginia University, Morgantown, since 1979, chairman mineral processing engineering, 1981-1984.
Research associate Argonne National Laboratory, 1965, Sandia Corporation, 1966, 69, Picatinny Arsenal, 1968, Naval Weapons Center, 1983. Consultant in field
Professor mining engineering West Virginia University, Morgantown, since 1979, chairman mineral processing engineering, 1981-1984. Contributor articles to professional publications.
Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1948-1952. Member American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Society Rock Mechanics, Sigma Xi.
Married Monique Thaon, September 6, 1957. Children– Michael, Aline, Bruce, Scott, Daniel.