Bachelor of Science, University Michigan, 1936. Master of Engineering, Stanford University, 1939. Master of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1937.
Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology, 1941.
Research engineer, Glenn Martin Company, 1942-1943;
chief of research, Helicopter division McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, 1943-1945;
instructor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1944-1945;
Adjunct Professor, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1946-1949;
associate professor, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1949-1954;
professor, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1954-1957;
partner, von Kármán, Yuan & Arnold Associations, 1955-1963;
professor aerospace engineering, University Texas, 1958-1968;
professor, chairman mechanic engineering division, George Washington University, 1968-1978;
chairman civil, mechanic and environmental department, George Washington University, 1973-1978, 80-81;
professor emeritus, George Washington University, 1984;
president, RISE, Inc., 1977-1985. Canadair Chair professor of University Laval, Canada, 1957-1958. Chairman advising committee Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Science, 1970-1984.
Honorary professor Zhejiang U.,1987-. Consultant Edo Aircraft Corporation, Aerojet Corporation, Cornell Aero. Laboratory, Department of Interior, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, North America, Aviation, Inc., Fairchild-Hiller Corporation, McDonnell-Douglas Corporation, The World Bank.
Honorary adviser National Center Research of China, Taiwan, 1958-1968. Chairman, founder 1stU.S.-China Conference on Energy, Resources, and Environment, 1982. Founder Consortium of Universities for Promoting Graduate Aerospace Studies, 1984.
Founder Distinguished Lecture Series on Founds. of Aerospace Research and Development, 1986.
Founder Yuan Engineering Library., Zhejiang University, China. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, International Biographical Assn. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (life), American Society Engineering Education, Society Engineering Science (board directors 1973-1978, president 1977), Torchbearers Caltech, Founding Grant Society of Stanford University (charter), John Montieth Society of University Michigan (charter), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Tau Phi, Sigma Gamma Tau, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Xi Sigma.
Married Hui Chih Hu, November 5, 1950.