Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1937; Master of Science, University of Illinois, 1938; Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1942.
Research engineer, engineering experiment station, University of Illinois, 1937-1938;
assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1938-1940;
from instructor to associate professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1940-1954;
professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 1954. President, director Combustion Institute, National Defense Research Committee, 1942-1945. Member sub-commission on combustion National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1946-1959, commission on chemical energy conversion, 1960-1963.
Member panel on heat division National Bureau Standards, 1959-1963. Panel on propulsion National Research Council, 1949-1950. Advising committee Army Ordnance Research and Development.
Member commission on motor vehicle emissions NAS, 1971-1974.
Member American Institute of Electrical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Combustion Institute (president, Egerton medal 1980), Institute Aero Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Sigma Xi, Alpha Chi Sigma, Omega Chi Epsilon, Kappa Kappa Sigma, Delta Sigma Phi, Tau Beta Pi.
Married Dorothy Cleo Bryan, August 27, 1939. Children: Glenn Lurie, Cheryl.