Diploma in electrical engineering, Technology University, Darmstadt, Germany, 1972. Doctor of Mechanical Engineering, Technology University, Berlin, 1976.
Scientist, Technology U., Berlin, 1976-1978; head of laboratory, Bundesanst. f'Materialforsch. University - prûfung, Berlin, 1978-1992; director, Materials Research Testing Institute, Weimar, Germany, 1992-1997; head department environ compatibility materials, Federal Institute Materials Research Testing, Berlin, since 1997.
Member American Society for Testing and Materials (board directors), Deut. Gesellschaft f. Zerstörungsf.
Married Helena Bohumira Wallaschek, March 8, 1974. 1 child, Kerstin.