Master of Science in Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1975.
Research associate Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975—1976. Assistant professor chemistry Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1976—1977, associate professor chemistry, 1977—1986. Professor chemistry Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1986—1998, Stockholm University, since 1997.
Member advisory board International Symposia on Homogenous Catalysis, since 1988, Synlett, since 1991, Journal Chemical Society Perkin Transaction, 1992-2002.
Member Swedish Chemical Society (Arrhenius medal 1986), American Chemical Society, Royal Chemical Society, Royal Science Society (Celsius Gold medal 2002), Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, The Royal Swedish Academy of Science.
Married Berith Linnea Carlsson, September 4, 1971. Children: Helena, Fredrik.