Diploma in Aeronautical and Astronomical Engineering, Technology University Munich, 1989. Doctor of Engineering, Technology University Munich, 1994.
Teamleader, design responsible engineer Fairchild Dornier GmbH, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, 1995—2002. Manager, head of stress analysis the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company-M, Ottobrunn, Germany, since 2002. Lecturer assistant Institute of Lightweight Structures, Munich, 1989—1995.
Lecturer University Applied Science, Munich, 1999—2001. Consultant Münchner Medizin Mechanik, Munich, 1994—1995. Presenter in field.
Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, DGLR.
Married Dagmar Mendler, October 1, 1992. Children: Anja, Felix, Sina.