— Is an unreconstructed physicist.
— Is an Historian of Science and Technology with a long-time special interest in innovation.
— Is a University of Wisconsin PhD.
— Is a Patent Agent licensed by the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office since 1994 specializing in health, safety and assistive technologies.
— Is fully retired since mid-April 2012, now doing volunteer work only.
— Was, since 1998, responsible for patent clinics at John Marshall Law School doing free patent work for appropriate inventors.
— Taught patent writing at John Marshall Law School since 1998.
— Created (1983) Chicago's Inventors' Council funded by the city of Chicago and the US Department of Energy to work for for many years with independent inventors and small businesses to foster innovation.
— Served on the City of Chicago Community Development Block Grant Executive Committee and chaired the Economic Development Sub-Committee thereof and on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations.
— Taught [link] and did research at various institutions including, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, IIT, Ripon College, Northwestern University, Fermilab, and Texas A & M.
— Published [link] extensively on topics in Physics, History, Philosophy, Sociology, and Alzheimer's.
— Was elected to Sigma Xi and Sigma Pi Sigma.
— Is a member of the American Physical Society.
— Is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
— Had research support including NDEA, NSF, MacArthur foundation, Welch foundation, and Ford Foundation grants.