Diploma Engineering, Technology University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Technology University, 1980. Doctor of Science, Technology University, 1986.
Assistant professor Technology University, Germany, 1980-1985. Lecturer, senior researcher Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, 1985-1993. Professor Federal Armed Forces University, Hamburg, Germany, since 1994.
Consultant in field.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Society Optical Engineering, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, Deutsche Gesellschaft Angewandte Optik, Gesellschaft fuer Informatik.
Married Ellen Gudrun, October 6, 1982.