Degree, University Uppsala, 1963. Degree in civil engineering, University Uppsala, 1966. Doctor of Science, University Uppsala, 1972.
Lecturer strength of materials, Uppsala U., Sweden, 1966-1968; researcher, Swedish Institute Metal Research, 1968-1971; manager, Physical Research, Sandvik, 1974-1977; manager group research, Physical Research, Sandvik, 1977-1981; technical counsellor, Swedish Embassy, Paris, 1982-1984; manager, specialist hard materials research, Sandvik AB, since 1984. Professor Uppsala U., 1990-1993.
Member Swedish National Science Research Council.
Married Barbro M. Jonsson-Holmquist, September 20, 1975. Children: Helena, Clara.