AB summa cum laude, Harvard, 1937. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard, 1941.
Fluorescent lighting research Sylvania Electric Products Company, 1941-1942. Microwave magnetron research, radiation laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1942-1945, Raytheon Manufacturing Company, 1946. Assistant professor, associate professor physics, associate dir microwave spectroscopy laboratory Duke, 1946-1951.
Professor physics, department chairman University Delaware, 1951-1956. Physicist to manager, physics research laboratories International Business Machines Corporation, Yorktown Heights, New York, 1956-1970, manager education and personnel development, 1972-1974. Manager technical assessment to manager advanced technical International Business Machines Corporation (International Business Machines Corporation Federal Systems Division), Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1974-1979.
Manager Laser Laboratory, DiscoVision Associates, Costa Mesa, California, from 1980. Manager physics International Business Machines Corporation Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland, 1970-1972.
Fellow American Physical Society (secretary-treasurer division solid state physics 1965-1969), American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), American Optical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Pi Mu Epsilon.
Son of Charles Grover and Aurelia (Mayer) S. M. Jeanette L. Pedersen, April 18, 1941. 1 daughter, Jeanette Aurelia.