Doctor of Philisophy in Geology, University Graz, Austria, 1977. Dip.geol., International Trade Commission, Enschede, The Netherlands, 1980. Habilitation, University Graz, Austria, 1984.
System manager Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, 1980-1984. Remote sensing coordinator Joanneum Research Corporation, Graz, Austria, 1984-1985, director Joanneum Research Institute Austria, 1985-1992. Professor University of Technology, Dresden, Germany, since 1992.
Sergeant Austrian Military, 1969-1970. Member of Commission Mountain Cartography and Planetary Cartography, International Cooperation Administration Communications, German Geodetic Commission.
Married Barbara Huss, May 5, 1979. Children: Armin Georg, Juliane Elisabeth.