Master of Science, University Warsaw, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Plant Breed Acclimate Institute, Warsaw, 1987.
Researcher Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute, 1977-1987, assistant professor, since 1987, Joint Institute Nuclear Research, Moscow, 1986-1989. Consultant Witra Company, Poland, 1992-1994, Gazex Company, Poland, since 1995. Visiting scientist Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland, 1994-1995.
President Pro-Agro Foundation, Poland, since 1993. Fellow Federation European Societies of Plant Physiologists. Member Intergovtl. Panel on Climate Change.
Married Dorota Pawela, September 2, 1978 (divorced December 1978). 1 child, Jakub.