Master of Science in Physics, University Hamburg, Germany, 1981. Doctor rerum naturalium (Doctor in Sciences), University Bremen, Germany, 1988.
Research assistant, Technology U. Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, 1981-1984; research assistant, U. Bremen, Germany, 1984-1987; senior research department biophysics., U. Bremen, Germany, 1988-1989; physicist and senior researcher department diagnostic radiology, U. Cologne, Germany, 1990.
Member International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, European Society.for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, German Röentgen Society, German Society for Biophysics.
Married Anne Kugel, 1984.