Degree in Mathematics, University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bonn, Germany, 1985.
Research assistant Chemical Company Bitterfeld, Halle, Germany, 1968—1974, engineer Bonn, Germany, 1974—1980. Science employee University Bonn, since 1980. Contractor International Business Machines Corporation, San Jose, California, 1987—1988.
Member of German Physical Society.
Married Heike Giebeler, December 30, 1997.