Bachelor of Science, Technology University, Darmstadt, Germany, 1962. Master of Science, Technology University, Darmstadt, Germany, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Karlsruhe, 1972.
Research scientist Fraunhofer Society, Freiburg, Germany, 1966-1973, research leader Germany, 1975-1986. Visiting scientist Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California, 1973-1974. Professor Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, since 1987. Consultant Wolpert GmbH, Ludwigshafen, Garmany, 1988-1994, Instron Wolpert Ltd., High Wycombe, United Kingdom, since 1994. Dean Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany, 1994-1995, vice dean, 1995-1997.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society Testing and Materials, Association German Engineers, British Society Strain Measurements, European Structural Integrity Society (committee chairman since 1988).
Joerg married to Irene Kalthoff on December 9, 1993. Children: Eugen, Nils Jörg.