Master of Arts in Physics, University Giessen, Germany, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Giessen, 1966.
Teacher, High School, Giessen, 1962-1964; assistant professor, Engineering School, Giessen, 1967-1970; head ion propulsion section, U. Giessen, 1971-1985; head material processing section, U. Giessen, since 1986.
Married Gisela Beez, May 24, 1958. Children: Matthias, Reimar.