Sheldon Holland Dike was born on October 23, 1916 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He attended the University of New Mexico. He was also a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.During the Manhattan Project, he primarily worked as an Aeronautical Engineer at Los Alamos. He was interested in radio and electronics.
Dike was an electrical engineer. He was as a scientific team member of Group E-7, Project Alberta, the project that transported the atomic bombs to Tinian Island. He was married to Margaret Dike, who also worked on the project at Los Alamos.