Diploma in chemistry, University Leipzig, Germany, 1953. Doctor of Natural Sciences, Leipzig University, Germany, 1956. Doctor of Science., Leipzig University, Germany, 1961.
University lecturer Leipzig University, 1962-1967, professor inorganic chemistry, 1967-1996, professor emeritus, since 1996. Head department inorganic chemistry, Leipig University.
Member Society of German Chemists.
Married Evelyn Klockow, March 12, 1963. Children: Ulrike, Georg.