Bachelor of Science, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1941; Master of Sciences, University Notre Dame, 1942; Doctor of Philosophy, Catholic U., 1951.
Physicist,, Naval Ordnance Laboratory, 1950-1951, 52-54; assistant professor physics, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1951-1952; with, Office Naval Research, 1954-1967; research director, Office Naval Research, 1965-1967; head, Office Planning and Policy Studies, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1967-1969; science director, Hydronautics, Inc., Laurel, Maryland., 1969-1972; assistant chief scientist, Office Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, 1972-1981; consultant, since 1981. Lecturer Georgetown University, 1962-1969.
Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Married Eleanor Mary Merrill, August 28, 1947. Children: Mary Elizabeth, Monica, Jacqueline. Married Betty E. Cowan, August 18, 1978.