Degree in physics, University Hannover, Germany, 1994. Doctor of Science, University Ulm, Germany, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, University Ulm, Germany, 1999.
Postdoctoral researcher University California, Berkeley, 1999—2001. Manager development optics Polytec GmbH, Waldbronn, Germany, since 2001.
Member of International Society for Optical Engineering.
Married Monika Wiefel, December 30, 1993. Children: Philipp, Leonie.