Bachelor of Science, University of Chicago, 1930; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1933.
Plant superintendent Amecco Chemicals, Rochester, New York, 1941-1942. Plant chemist Bausch & Lomb Optical Company, 1942-1946. Project supervisor Wyandotte (Michigan) Chemicals Corporation, 1952-1954.
Associate director research Davis & Geck division American Cyanamid, Danbury, Connecticut, 1954-1955. Manager chemical, ceramics, powder metals Westinghouse Atomic Power, Forest Hills, Pennsylvania, 1955-1957. Nucleonics specialist Bell Aircraft Company, Niagara Falls, New York, 1958-1959.
Manager parts, materials, process engineering General Electric, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1959-1969. Staff consultant National Materials Advisory Board, Washington, 1969-1980. Principal Shane Associates, Stuart, Florida, 1980-1996.
Consultant in field; editor material engineering Marcel Dekker, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1983.
Adult leader Boy Scouts American. Organizer Literacy Council, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 1988. Fellow American Society for Testing and Materials (award of merit 1973, F-15 committee on consumer product standards), American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Member American Chemical Society (emeritus), American Society for Metals International (life), Sigma Xi.
Married Jeanne Felice Lazarus, August 21, 1936. Children: Stephen H., Susan R., Jacqueline G.