Diploma in physics, University Leipzig, East Germany, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Jena, East Germany, 1967. Doctor science national, University Greifswald, East Germany, 1986.
Doctor rerum naturalium habilitatus, University Greifswald, East Germany, 1991.
Science coworker Institute Magneto-Hydrodynamics, Jena, 1959-1969, Central Institute Electron Physics, Jena, 1970-1981. Science coworker, group head Physical Technology Institute, 1982-1991. Group head Institute Physical High Technology, 1992-1994, University Greifswald, 1995-1997, University Bochum, 1997-1998, Institute Physical High Tech, Jena, since 1999.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, German Physical Association, German Association Plasma Technology, Institute Physics London (affiliate).
Married Gerburg Irmgard Hennig, October 19, 1963. Children: Susanne, Henriette, Hildburg.