Bachelor of Science, University Tasmania, Australia, 1971. Bachelor of Science with honours, University Tasmania, Australia, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Flinders University South Australia, 1977.
Research scientist division plant industry Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization, Canberra, Australia, 1977-1978, senior research scientist Australia, 1985-1989, principal research scientist Australia, 1989-1995, senior principal research scientist Australia, 1995-1996. Research assistant Imperial College, London, 1979-1981. Senior science officer Glasshouse Crops Research Institute, Littlehampton, England, 1981-1985.
Senior fellow Research School Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, since 1996. Lecturer fellowship British Council, China, 1981, Royal Society London, China, 1984.
Member Australian Society Plant Physiologists, Australian Society for Biophysics, International Society Photosynthesis, Japanese Society Plant Physiology, Scandinavian Society for Plant Physiology.
Married Pui San Soo, October 27, 1977. Children: Zhi Ren, Hui Ting, Hui Ying.