Bachelor of Science, University Melbourne, 1947. BMetE, University Melbourne, 1948. MMetE, University Melbourne, 1954.
DAppSci, University Melbourne, 1967.
Research metallurigist, Broken Hill Association Smelters, Port Pirie, South Australia, 1949-1954; chief research officer, B.H.A.S., Port Pirie, 1958-1959; works engineer, Norddeutsche Affinerie, Hamburg, Germany, 1954-1957; research metallurgist, Imperial Smelting Corporation, Avonmouth, England, 1957-1958; section leader, consultant, Imperial Smelting Corporation, Avonmouth, 1959-1963; senior principal research scientist division chemical engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne, 1963-1969; research planner minerals research laboratories, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne, 1972-1979; professor metallurgical, Colorado School Mines, Golden, 1969-1972; professor metallurgical engineering, U. Melbourne, 1979-1981; consultant, managing director, Metacon, Melbourne, since 1981. Consultant United Nations, Bolivia, 1970-1972, numerous corporations, North America, Europe, 1970-1991. County member U. Melbourne, 1981-1985, graduate county member, 1975-1987, chairman, 1981-1982, vice president, 1984-1987, 96-.
Fellow Institution Mining and Metallurgical, Australian Institute Mining and Metallurgy (President's medal 1987). Member American Institute of Mining (The Metals Society Honor recipient 2000, Extractive Metallurgy Lecturer Award recipient 1988, best paper gold medal 1955), Australian Mineral Industry Consultant Association.
Married Kathleen Ann Bonython, July 24, 1954. Children: David John, Lucy Ann, Julia Dianne.