Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Tallinn Technology University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Tallinn Technology University, 1963.
Researcher, Tallinn (Estonia) Technology U., 1957-1962;
associate professor, Tallinn (Estonia) Technology U., 1962-1973;
professor, Tallinn (Estonia) Technology U., 1973-1985, 92-;
department head institute chemistry, Estonian Academy Sciences, Tallinn, 1983-1997. Vice chairman Council Oil Shale Estonian Academy Sciences, Tallinn, since 1989. Chairman Commission Liquid Fuels Quality Specification Ministry Economics, Tallinn,1994-1997.
Consultant RAS Kiviter Chemical Company, Kohtla-Jarve, Estonia, 1995-1998, Environmental Health Project, Arlington, Virginia, 1996.
Board directors Virumaa Foundation, Rakvere, Estonia, 1989-1992. Active Estonian Society Nature Conservation, Tallinn, since 1975. Member American Society for Testing and Materials, Estonian Chemical Society, Union Estonian Scientists, Council Energetics Estonian Academy of Sciences.
Married Maila Vägi, December 27, 1961. Children: Toomas, Taimi, Tauno.