Diploma in Physics, Technology School Aachen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1958. Doctor in Natural Sciences, University Marburg, Federal Republic of Germany, 1961. Habilitation, University Konstanz, Federal Republic of Germany.
Reader, U. Konstanz, 1969-1973; professor, U. Konstanz, since 1973.
Member German Society for Biophysics, Society for Physical Biology, German Society for Cell Biology, German Society Biological Chemistry.
Married Gerburg Schaufler, December 6, 1969. Children: Hartwig, Hiltrud, Helmut, Dietmar, Gerhard, Reinhold, Irmgard.