My Education

I graduated from the 8th grade at Public School P.S. 209 in Brooklyn, New York. My main distinction there was the winning of the graduating class crafts award. To achieve this award, I completed built several models from scratch without the use of a kit: a boat in a bottle, a model of the planned Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and an English horse driven coach.

I graduated from Brooklyn Tech High School, received a B.A. in Physics and Math from Brandeis University, got a Masters Degree and completed course work for a Ph.D. in Pure Math at Columbia University. I then changed direction from Math to Engineering and received an M.A., CanPhil and Ph.D. (1971) in Applied Mathematics and Engineering Sciences (AMES Dept.) from the University of California at San Diego.

I became officially Registered as Patent Agent by the USPTO on June 3, 2008; registration number 62493.

Although the number of advanced degrees I have accumulated may seem impressive, I consider my public school crafts award my most rewarding achievement. That effort was inventive, fun and highly satisfying! My academic degrees were directed toward achieving gainful employment.

My new career of inventing and providing patent-related services to other inventors is returning to my roots.