He earned a BSc with First Class Honours, and PhD at Imperial College, London. He was a Senior Research Scientist at the Honeywell Research Center from 1961 to 1968. He taught at Queen Mary College, becoming the Chairman of the School of Engineering, and Dean of Engineering. He was Director of the University of London Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Biomedical Materials. In 1991 he was awarded the A. A. Griffith Medal and Prize.