Student, Mainz University, Germany, 1980. Student, University Colorado, Boulder, 1981. Diploma in Physics with highest honor, University Mainz, 1985.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Mainz, 1990. Habilitation, University Mainz, 1996.
Teaching assistant University Mainz, 1983-1990, science associate Institute Physics, 1985-1990. Science associate European Organization of Nuclear Research, Geneva, 1986-1990. Science associate Institute Physics University Mainz, 1992-1996, temporary professor experimental physics, 1996-1999.
Physics educator Heisenberg Stipendiary Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1999-2001. Professor experimental physics University Greifswald, since 2001.
Member German Physical Society, European Physical Society, American Physical Society, American Society for Mass Spectrometry, German Society for Mass Spectrometry.
Married Johanna Sischka, October 19, 1989. Children: Frank Philipp, Thomas Matthias.