Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Gent, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, University Gent, 1987.
Research coworker Degussa, Germany, 1987-1988, manager research and development Germany, 1988-1994, senior manager Germany, 1994-1996, director research and development Germany, 1996-1999, director research and development dmc2 AG Germany, 2000-2001, vice president Research and development Germany, since 1001. Catalysis expert European Commission, Belgium, 1995.
Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Society Automotive Engineers, Royal Flemish Engineering Association (certified), Verein Deutscher Ingenieure.
Married Brigitte Angele Coolsaet, February 21, 1987. Children: Laura, Josephine.