Graduate, Lawrence Academy, 1939. Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1942. M.Metall. Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1949.
Doctor of Philosophy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1954.
Metallurgical engineer Adirondack Foundries & Steel Company, Watervliet, New York, 1942-1944. Research fellow Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1945-1948, member faculty, since 1948, professor metallurgical engineering, 1960-1984, professor emeritus, since 1984, director welding research, 1961-1984. Clarence Jackson honor lecturer, 1976, consultant to government and industry, since 1945.
Member United States/Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Joint Commission on Welding and Special Electrometallurgy, since 1975.
Active local Boy Scouts American. Fellow American Society Metals (president Eastern New York chapter 1952-1953, Teacher Recognition award Philadelphia chapter 1965). Honorary life member American Welding Society (Adams Memorial lecturer 1967, Houdremont lecturer 1980).
Member American Arbitration Board, National Academy Engineering, Rensselaer Society Engineers (trustee, faculty adviser 1954-1964), Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Sigma Museum.
Married Helen Agnes Lambert, November 6, 1943. Children– Sharon Anne (Mistress David P. Mardon), Donald Fairbank.