Dr tech, Technology University, Budapest, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Budapest, 1975. Doctor of Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1985.
Doctor (honorary), University Horticulture Food, 1997.
Assistant, senior lecturer Technology University, Budapest, 1964-1977. Director division of high education Ministry of Education, 1977-1982. General director Keki Central Food Research Institute, 1982-2000, BZAKA Bay Zoltán Foundation Applied Research, 2001—2002.
Deputy state secretary food safety and consumer affairs Minister Agriculture and Regional Development, 2002—2003. General.dir. Hungarian Food Safety Authority, 2004—2006. Professor biotechnology and food safety Budapest Corvinus University, 2006—2010, professor emeritus, since 2010.
President, board directors Globus Factory, 1993-1995. Board directors ILSI Europe, part-time professor biotechnology Corvinus University (formerly University Horticulture and Food Industry), Budapest, 1986-1906.
Member parliament, Budapest, 1985-1990. Member Hungarian Engineering Academy, Academy of Food Science, International Union Food Science Technology, Hungarian Confdn. Engineering Industry (vice president 1993-2003), Hungarian Scientific Society Food Industry (president 1990-1995, 2000-2008).
Married Peterne Zsuzsanna Palcso, September 27, 1967. Children: Peter, Monika, Andras.