Came to the United States, 1941, naturalized, 1943. Student San Francisco State College, 1941-1942, Oregon State College, 1943. Bachelor of Science in Mechanics
Engineering, University California, Berkeley, 1948.
Staff engineer Atomic Products Equipment division General Electric Company, San Jose, California,1956-1957. Project engineer nuclear explosives engineering Lawrence Livermore (California) Laboratory, 1957-1965, section leader nuclear explosives engineering, 1965-1966, division leader Nuclear Test Engineering division, 1966-1976, project mgr.Mirror Fusion Test Facility, 1976-1985. Division head Magnet System Superconducting Super Collider, University Research Association, Berkeley, California, 1986-1987, consultant technical and management, 1987.
Partner development cryogenic equipment PHPK Technology Incorporated., Westerville, Ohio, 1992.
Member fusion reactor safetycom. Department Energy; member Containment Evaluation Panel, Energy Research and Development Administration.
District chairman University of California Alumni Scholarship Program, 1976-1980. Committee member University of California Alumni Scholarship Program, 1972-1976.
President San Ramon Amateur Athletic Union Swim Club, 1964.
President San Ramon Amateur Athletic Union Swim Club, 1964. Committee member University California Alumni Scholarship Program, 1972—1976, district chairman, 1976—1980. Member of California Alumni Association, California Member American Nuclear Society, San Ramon Amateur Athletic Union Swim Club (President 1964).
Married Lydia Kamotsky Karpenko, June 23, 1950. Children: Victor, Mark, Alexandra.