Student, University Göttingen, Federal Republic Germany, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Heidelberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1969. Habilitation, University Bochmum, 1980.
Research assistant University Heidelberg, 1969-1972, University Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1972-1975. Group leader University Bochmum (Federal Republic Germany) Accelerator Laboratory, 1975-1986. With Scientific Price of University Bochum, 1977.
Professor for experimental physics University Dortmund, Germany, 1986—2005. Visiting professor University Sâo Paulo, Brazil, 1974.
Member American Physical Society, German Physical Society.
Married Joana M.M. Schlieper, December 11, 1970. Children: Christian, Thomas, Claudio.