Diploma in Physics, Ruhr University, Bochum, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Ruhr University, Bochum, 1981.
Teacher high school, various institutions, Essen, 1972-1975; science, German Science Foundation, Bochum, 1975-1982; project leader medical laser, Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen, 1982-1984; head laser division, Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen, 1984-1990; head central development, Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen, since 1990. Chairman Deutsches Institut für Normung/European Committee for Standardozation, since 1987. Assistant professor Technische Fahhochschule, Berlin, since 1988.
Member German Society for Laser Medicine, Laser Institute American, Research and Development Club.
Married Ursula Hattop. Children: Sonja, Christian, Matthias, Inga, Julia.