Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with honor, University Pretoria, 1977. Mark Scheme, university Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1982.
Research group leader Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa, since 1998. Lieutenant South African Army, 1977-1978, Pretoria.
Fellow: South African Institution Chemical Engineers (vice president, treasurer since 2009).
Married Catherina Maria Cronje. Children: Carmina Liza, Cora-Mari.