Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, La University Utopia, Shanghai, 1945. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University Minnesota, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Mechanics, University Minnesota, 1950.
Instructor mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1949-1950; assistant professor, U. Notre Dame, Indiana, 1950-1956; associate professor engineering mechanics, U. Notre Dame, Indiana, 1956-1960; professor engineering science, U. Notre Dame, Indiana, 1960-1969; professor aerospace and mechanic engineering, U. Notre Dame, Indiana, since 1969. Consultant Indiana Board Registration for Professional Engineers, Indianapolis, 1953-1963, Def.Rsch. Laboratory, General Motors Corporation, Santa Barbara, California, 1960-1964, Bendix corporation, South Bend, Indiana, 1953-1973, Dodge division Reliance Electric corporation, South Bend, 1980.
Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers. Member Society Engineering Science (board directors 1982-1984), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, American Academy Mechanics, Sigma Xi.
Married Lydia Sui Yen Shen, December 18, 1948. 1 child, Lynn Lawrence.