Member faculty University Darmstadt, 1955-1960. Professor University Heidelberg, 1960-1965. Professor chemistry University Munich, since 1965, director Institute Anorganische Chemie, since 1965.
Author, moderator television productions on chemistry.
Member faculty University Darmstadt, 1955-1960. Member Kolloidgesellschaft (president since 1967), Association International for Study Argiles (vice president 1978-1981), International Association Colloid and Surface Scientists (vice president 1979-1981), New York Academy of Sciences, German Chemical Society, Clay Mineral Society, German Rheolog. Society, German Society Kristallwachstum and Kristallzü chtung.