Dr. Lorber served in the IDF in the Infantry and in the Armor Corps where he attained the rank of Major. He obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (1961), an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1963) and a Ph.D. in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1974).
Dr. Lorber has worked for the Israeli Aircraft Industries, the Israeli Military Industry, in private industry, and for the Government of Israel. He currently does consulting work and teaches courses in Military Technology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (in the "Talpiot" program for gifted students) and at the Universities of Tel Aviv and Bar-Ilan (security studies programs in the department of Political Science).
Dr. Lorber is the author of four books on military technology and co-edited "Theater Ballistic Missile Defense" (AIAA's Progress in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2001). He has published some fifty papers and articles in professional and military journals and, in addition, has published (in Hebrew) a techno-military thriller novel. He is now working on his next professional book, dealing with the field of technological intelligence.