Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 1950. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Tennessee-Knoxville, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University, 1968.
Design and weights engineer Boeing Company, Seattle, 1950—1951. Engineer Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1951—1958. Engineering supervisor, 1958—1975.
Director research programs, from 1975. With United States Navy, 1944-1946.
Fellow: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Member: Southeastern Conference Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Welding research Council, Sigma Xi.
Married Elizabeth Louise Chedsey, October 21, 1950. Children: Timothy, Cynthia, Teresa, Carl.