Graduate natural science, Bolyai University, Kolozsvár, Romania, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, University Cluj., Romania, 1972. Postdoctoral, Delft, The Netherlands, 1976.
Junior assistant department plant physiology, Bolyai U., Romania, 1954-1957; professor assistant, Bolyai U., 1958-1964; researcher, Romanian Academy, 1964-1987; head ecophysiol. research team, Institute Biological Research, Cluj, 1964-1987; member of staff, Institute Biological Research, Cluj, 1966-1975; senior researcher, Institute Biological Research, Cluj, 1987-1995. Professor plant physiology U. Cluj, 1976-1987, professor general botany, 1990-1995.
Member Society Romanian Naturalists, Society International Limnologicae, Society Hungarian Algologists (founder, honorary), Transylvanian Museum Society.
Married Aranka Borsány, December 22, 1954.