Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1954; Master of Science, University of Minnesota, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1959.
Research fellow University Minnesota, 1957-1959. From research engineer to senior basic research scientist Boeing Science Research Laboratories, Seattle, 1959-1972. Principal scientist KMS Fusion, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1972-1974, director fusion experiments, 1974-1978, technical director, 1978-1991, department head for fusion and plasmas, 1985-1988.
Technical director Innovation Associates, Inc., 1992. Inertial Confinement Fusion classification/records manager Lawrence Livermore (California) National Laboratory, since 1992. Scientist National Ignition Facility, since 2001.
Visiting lecturer University Washington, Seattle, 1959-1960. Visiting scientist Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1963-1964. Consultant Department Education, Washington, 1995, 98, 2000, 03, 04, 05.
Board advisors Rose-Hulman Institute Technology, since 1982. Fellow American Physical Society. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (life), Nuclear Plasma Sciences Society of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Executive Committee 1972-1975), New York Academy Sciences, American Defense Preparedness Association, Association of Old Crows, Vasa Order American, American Swedish Institute, Torpar Riddar Orden, Swedish Pioneer History Society, Swedish Council American, Detroit Swedish Council, Swedish Club of Detroit, Swedish American History Society, Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Alpha.
Married Martha Ann Mattson, June 21, 1963. Children: Linnea Marit, Kaisa Annual.