Doctor of Philosophy, University Graz, 1968.
Fellow University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1968-1970. Section leader Federal Center Lipid Research, Munster, Germany, 1970-1974. Assistant, dozent University Munster, 1974-1982, professor, since 1982.
Board directors Spener & Spener Consulting, Munster. Guest professor University Paris, 1986, Graz University of Technology, 1996, 98.
Advisor BioGenTec North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne, since 1994. With Austrian Pioneer Corps, 1957-1958. Fellow Japanese Society Promotion of Science (senior ).
Member International Society Fat Research (board directors, president 1999-2001), International Conference Bioscience of Lipids (steering committee, president since 1998), German Society Fat Science (president 1998-2000), European Federation of Science Technological Lipids (vice president since 2001).
Married Reingard Gauby, June 26, 1966 (divorced 1976). Children: Arno, Maja. Married Ulrike Kruse.