Born to parents Jacob and Bonnie Neff in Detroit, MI.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of Michigan.
Achieves a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Michigan.
Attains a Master of Science in physics from the University of Michigan.
Is a research assistant at the Cyclotron Laboratory and a teaching fellow in physics at the University of Michigan through 1973.
Marries Bonita Jean Dostal.
Is a science instructor at Lansing Community College until 1982.
Obtains a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Michigan State University.
Is a guest lecturer, assistant and associate professor and full professor at Purdue University Northwest through 2017.
Serves on the board of directors for chapter 112 of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) until 2011.
Becomes a Certified Manufacturing Technologist.
Receives an Appreciation Award from the SME.
Receives an Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award from the SME.
Receives an Appreciation Award from the SME; Becomes a Certified Manufacturing Engineer.
Is registered as a professional engineer by the state of Indiana.
Receives a Merl K. Miller Award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Serves as the chairman of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Receives an Arthur and Kathryn Award for excellence in ballroom dancing and an Appreciation Award from the ASEE.
Is granted emeritus status and commences his retirement.