Degree in Chemistry, University Leipzig, Germany, 1973. Doctor rerum naturalium, Academy of Sciences, Berlin, 1986.
Science co-worker, Academy of Sciences, Dresden, Germany, 1973-1990; science co-worker, Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany, 1991-1994; science co-worker, Max-Planck Institute for Metal Research, Stuttgart, since 1994.
Member Electrochemical Society, Society German Chemists, German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, International Society for Solid State Ionics.
Married Doris Jutta Heinrich, June 2, 1979 (deceased July 1992). Children: Ricarda, Gregor.