Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1945; Master of Science, Columbia University, 1947; Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1952.
Guest fellow, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, 1949-1950; with, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, 1951-1990; director engineering research and development, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc., 1975-1990; retired, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc., 1990. Member National Materials Advisory Board, 1980-1982. Adjunct Professor Columbia University, since 1990;trustee, United Engineering Trust, since 1992, president, 1995-1997.
Vice chair board Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1992-1994, chair, 1995-1998. With United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Fellow American Institute of Chemical Engineers (past director, Founders award 1980, Institute lecturer 1984, materials division award 1986, vice president, president-elect 1989, president 1990, Thomas H. Chilton award, Wilmington section 1994, Management Division award 1997, Van Antwerpen award 1997), American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Member National Academy of Engineering, American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Phi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.
Married Anita Ginsburg, August 18, 1946. 1 son, Peter D.