Bachelor Engineering, University Tokyo, 1931. Doctor Engineering, University Tokyo, 1942.
Member, Mitsubishi Aircraft Manufacturing Company, Tokyo, 1931-1932; lecturer, U. Tokyo, 1932-1934; associate professor, U. Tokyo, 1934-1943; professor, U. Tokyo, 1943-1948; professor, Chuo University, Tokyo, 1949-1951; professor, Keio University, Tokyo, 1951-1972; professor, Nihon U., Koriyama, Japan, 1972-1975; president, Kanagawa Institute Technology, Atsugi, Japan, 1975-1985; adviser, Kanagawa Institute Technology, Atsugi, Japan, 1985-1994.
Board directors Scholarship Society Kashinomekai, Tokyo, 1962-1997. Member Japan Society Mechanical Engineers (Journal Series C Mechanical Systems, Machine Elements and Manufacturing prize 1969, president 1969-1970), Japanese Association Refrigeration (JAR prize 1975), International Solar Engery Society, Engineering Academy of Japan, Japan Society of Solar Energy (president 1975-1980), Japan Boiler Association (president 1978-1997), International Association for Propagation of Water and Steam (president 1980-1982, honorary fellow 1985), Japan Society for Promotion of Science (chairman 139th committee 1970-1999).
Married Fumiko April 9, 1931. Children: Haruno Lawson, Kiyoko Fujie, Kazuo Tanishita.