Engelmann, Wolfgang was born on February 26, 1934 in Weimar, Germany. Son of Karl Friedrich and Rosa (Lerz) Engelmann.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, 1960., University Hamburg and Tübingen. Professor, University Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, 1979.
Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1963.
Assistant department of botany University Tübingen, Germany, 1963-1966. Department of biology Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1966-1967. Habilitation, privatdozent University Tübingen, 1972, professor, 1979-2001.
Sabbatical leave Department of Zoology, Auckland, New Zealand, 1984, Department of Physics, Trondheim, Norway.