Diploma in Chemistry, University Tübingen, Germany, 1952. Doctor Natural Science, University Munich, 1954. Doctor Habilitation, University Munich, 1959.
Research associate organic chemistry University Munich, 1960-1961. Director research Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, 1962-1968. Professor University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1968-1972.
Professor chemistry Technology University Munich, since 1972.
Member Royal Society Uppsala, Estonian Academy of Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Helga Maria Dudzinski, March 30, 1960. 1 child, Ian Alva.