Diploma, Technology University, Brunswick, Germany, 1989. Doctor Engineering, University Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg, Germany, 1993.
Research assistant University Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg, 1990-1993. Senior research assistant University Stuttgart, Germany, 1993-1995. Project manager aircraft evaluation and concepts Lufthansa German Airlines, Hamburg, 1995-1996.
Project manager engineering coordinator Lufthansa Technik, Frankfurt, Germany, 1996-1998, section manager work package and capacity planning Germany, 1998-2000. Director technical support Fairchild Dornier Aerospace, Wessling, Germany, since 2000. Visiting assistant professor Georgia Institute Technology, Atlanta, 1994.
Member Hamburg and Germania Rowing Club.
Married Ute Catrin Koehler, September 9, 1988.