Doctor of Philosophy, University Innsbruck, Austria, 1964. Habilitation, University Ulm, Germany, 1972.
Research associate Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1965-1967. Assistant University Ulm, 1967-1972. Dozent University Tübingen, 1972-1976, professor physical chemistry, since 1976.
Vice dean Faculty of Chemistry, University Tübingen, 1980-1982, dean, 1988-1990.
Married Ute Wilhelm, May 20, 1972. Children: Clemens, Verena.