Degree in food chemistry, University Bonn, 1980. Doctor of Natural Sciences, RWTH Aachen University, 1983.
Group leader Deutsches Wollforschungsinstitut, Aachen, since 1983.
Member Deutsche Krebshilfe, Bonn, 1990, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, Cologne, 1993. Member Society German Chemists, Association Textile Chemists and Colorists, German Society Colour Science.