Degree in Physics (Diploma in Physics), University Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany, 1970. Degree (Doctor rer. national), University Stuttgart, 1974.
Scientist metal research Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, 1974-1977. Visiting scientist International Business Machines Corporation Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, 1978-1979. Head scientific services technology Max Planck Institute Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany, since 1980.
Member German Physical Society, European Physical Society, Materials Research Society.
Married Ingeborg Elisabeth Haake, April 17, 1971.