Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1945; Master of Mechanical Engineering, Harvard University, 1946; Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1949.
Engineer, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Corporation, summers 1945, 48; instructor, then assistant professor, Princeton University, 1950-1957; successively assistant director, director, vice president research, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, 1957-1971; assistant director new business, 1971-1973; Richard Joshua Reynolds professor mechanic and aerospace engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1973-1990; professor emeritus, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, since 1990; director Engineering Design Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1973-1983. Visiting lecturer Stanford University, 1957-1973. Member various federal and state science advisory panels, since 1964, Member citizens advising committee transportation, Raleigh, 1976-1980.
Fellow American Physical Society, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (vice chairman Carolina section 1983-1987), Royal Aeronautical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma.
Married Sylvia Brigitte Kuhn, May 27, 1961. Children: Susan Jane, Rachel Diane.