Physics diploma, Technology University Berlin, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University Berlin, 1982. Doctor of Science, University Erlangen (Germany), 1989.
Assistant department theoretical physics Technology University, Berlin, 1978-1983. Akadem. rat. University Erlangen, 1983-1993, privatdozent department theoretical chemistry, since 1990.
Member American Physical Society, German Physical Society, Society Theoretical Chemical Physics.
Married Heike Liegener. 1 child, Klaus Gandolf.