Diploma in Engineering, Technische Hochschule, Munich, 1965. Doctor of Engineering, Technology University, 1970. Doctor (honorary), University Hannover, Germany, 2006.
Entwicklungsingenieur Siemens AG, Munich, 1968-1970, Laborvorsteher, 1970-1972, Laborgruppenleiter, 1972-1978. Professor Technology University, since 1978, vice president, 1995—2002, professor emeritus, 2005. Lehrbeauftragter Technology University, 1970-1976, honorary professor, 1976-1978, dean of faculty of mechanical engineering, 1989-1991, vice president, 1995-2002.
President Bavarian Research Foundation, since 2006.
Member Association German Engineers, Instruction Section&T Society Imaging Science and Technology, Association German Electrotechnicians, Microelectronic Association, Deutscher Hochschulverband, National Academy of Engineering (foreign associate).
Married Waltraud Elisabeth Knebel, November 4, 1966.