Master of Science, Rutgers University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1992.
Laboratory manager Chemical Dynamics, South Plainfield, New Jersey, 1978-1983. Research scientist, group leader Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals, Summit, 1983-1996. Postdoctoral fellow Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992.
Assistant director Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, New Jersey, 1997-1998, head chemical technical, 1999, head kilo laboratory, since 2000.
Member American Chemical Society (member committee organic section North Jersey 1994-1997).
Married Lee-Kwang Lai, June 2, 1980. 1 child, Yiwey.