Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, National Central University, China, 1935. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1938. Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautics & Mathematics California Institute of Technology, 1940.
Doctor (honorary), Technology University Vienna, 1968.
Professor aerodynamics National Central University, China, 1940—1947. Visiting professor Cornell University, 1947—1949. Research professor Institute Physical Science & Technology University Maryland, College Park, 1949—1983, professor emeritus, 1983—1996.
Visiting professor Tokyo University, 1966, Technology University Vienna, 1967, Technology University Denmark, 1974, University Karlsruhe, Germany, 1980—1981, University Paris, 1981. Senior scientist fellow National Science Foundation, 1966. Honorary professor Northwestern Polytechnic University, China, 1980—1996, Zhejiang University, China, 1985—1986.
Consultant General Electric Company, North American Aviation, Boeing Company, Martin Company. Guggenheim fellow, 1957—1958. Served with Chinese Air Force, 1937-1940.
Served with Chinese Air Force, 1937-1940. Guggenheim fellow, 1957-1958, senior scientist fellow National Science Foundation, 1966. Fellow Academia Sinica.
Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Physical Society, German Society Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, International Academy Astronautics (correspondent).
Married Alice Jen-Lan Wang, July 2, 1960. Children: Stephen Ming Pai, Sue Pai Yang, Robert Yang Pai, Lou Lung Pai.