Master of Arts, Cambridge University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Edinburgh University, Scotland, 1992.
Postdoctoral fellow Edinburgh (Scotland) University, 1993—1998, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1999—2000, communicator, 2001. Professor Stockholm University, since 2001. Head department Geology and Geochemistry Stockholm University, since 2004.
Married Ingrid Christina Kockum, May 15, 1999. Children: Emmy Maria, Lily Christina.