Diploma in Engineering, Technology University, Lvov, Ukraine, 1969. Doctor of Engineering, Technology University, Lvov, Ukraine, 1972. Doctor of Science, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 1979.
Science assistant, Humboldt U., Berlin, Germany, 1973-1980;
lecturer, docent, team head, Humboldt U., Berlin, Germany, 1980-1985;
professor, team head, Humboldt U., Berlin, Germany, 1985-1993;
professor, Institute of Crystal Growth, Berlin, Germany, since 1994. Leader Department Crystallography, Humboldt U., Berlin, 1976-1978, head workteam crystal growth, 1980-1993. Visiting professor Institute Materials Science, Sendai, Japan, 1993-1994, 98.
Consultant Expert Working Group of European Space Agency, Paris, 1990-1993, Eurocryst, Austria Science Foundation, Vienna, 1991-1992.
Member Association Crystallography (secretary national committee 1983-1990, Medal 1990), German Association Crystallography, Association Crystal Growth, International Organization Crystal Growth (council member 1989-1992, executive committee since 2007), International Commission on Crystal Growth of International Union of Crystallography (commission member 1996-1905, advisory member since 2005), German Association Crystal Growth (president since 2010).
Married Nila Garus, June 1969 (divorced September 1979). Children: Rudolph, Andreas. Married Petra Platzeck, June 4, 1981.