Diploma in engineering, University Duisburg, Germany, 1982. Doctor Engineering, University Duisburg, Germany, 1987. Venia Legendi, University Duisburg, Germany, 1994.
Private Dozent, University Duisburg, Germany, 1995.
Research assistant University Duisburg, 1982-1986, chief engineer, 1987-1994. Research and development engineer ITT Automotive, Germay, 1995-1998. Project manager ContiTech, Germany, 1998-2000, Continental AG, 2000—2001.
Professor control engineering University German Armed Forces, Munich, since 2001.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Planetary Society, Verein Deutscher Engineer.