Mechanical Engineering Diploma, Technology College Aachen, Germany, 1970. Doctor of Engineering, University Bochum, Germany, 1976.
Science employee University Bochum, 1970-1976, academy counsellor, 1976-1977, senior academy counsellor, since 1977. Guest lecturer Tongji University, Shanghai, 1983. Lecturer University Bremen, Germany, 1987-1989.
Member International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure.
Married Angela Maria Delahaye, June 5, 1971. Children: Annette, Christiane, Philippe, Catherine.