Master in Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1966. Doctor in Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1980.
Assistant physics teacher, Chalmers U. Technology, Gothenburg, 1965-1966; teacher, Defense Radar School, Gothenburg, 1967; industrial trainee, Atlas Copco AB, Stockholm, 1967-1968; research engineer, Atlas Copco MCT AB, Stockholm, 1968-1984; senior research scientist, Swedish Detonic Research Foundation, Stockholm, 1984-1986; deputy managing dir, Swedish Detonic Research Foundation, Stockholm, 1986-1987; managing director, Swedish Detonic Research Foundation, Stockholm, 1987-1993; Adjunct Professor, Luleå (Sweden) U., 1985-1988; professor, Yamaguchi U., Tokiwadai, Ube., Japan, 1991-1992; senior science advisor, Swedish Rock Engineering Research, since 1993. Reviewer professional journal articles. Member editorial advisory board Geotechnical and Geological Engineering.
Sg. Swedish Army, 1966-1967. Member Swedish National Rock Mechanics Group, International Society for Rock Mechanics (working group on publications, coordinator working group on fracture toughness testing).
Married Babro K. Olsson, August 9, 1975. Children: Dan, Karin, Helena.