Master of Science, Linkoping University, Sweden, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, Linkoping University, Sweden, 1988.
Professor Linkoping University, Sweden, since 1998, lecturer, associate professor Sweden, 1992-1997. Visiting scientist Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1989-1990. Guest professor University Illinois, Urbana, 2006-2008.
Sergeant Swedish Army, 1979-1980. Fellow AVS Science and Technology Materials, Interfaces and Processing, Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. Member Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Science, European Research Council (Advanced Research grant 2009), Scandinavian Society Electron Microscopy, Swedish Association Surface Engineering (founding member, secretary since 1994), Swedish Vacuum Society (board directors, chairman 1996-1998).
Married Johanna Catarina Wireklint, May 6, 1989. Children: Nils, Olof.