Graduate in engineering, Technology University, Bratislava, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1980.
Researcher, Mining Institute, Kosice, Czechoslovakia, 1980-1984; science fellow, Institute Pasteur, Paris, 1984; researcher, National Coal Board Research Institute, Paris, 1985-1987; aerosol scientist, National Institute Safety and Health, Nancy, France, since 1987.
Member European Aerosol Assembly, Society for Aerosol Research Germany.
Married Tatiana Petrik, August 30, 1974 (divorced February 1993). Children: Martin, Marine.