Bachelor of Science in Physics, University Federal Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, 1976. Master of Science in Physics, University Established Campinas, Campinas, Brazil, 1978. Master of Arts in History of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1980.
Doctor of Philosophy in History, University Chicago, 1986.
Research fellow Research Policy Institute, Lund, Sweden, 1987-1993. Professor University Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil, 1992-1994. International Research and Development project manager Uminova Center, Umeå, Sweden, 1994—2003, webmaster, 1995-1997.
Technical transfer project manager Innovation Relay Center, since 1995. Adjunct professor Union Institute, Cincinnati, since 1998. Referee QUIPU, Mexico City, since 1984.
Director European University on Environment, Paris, 1996-2000. Jury Stockholm Challenge, since 1998. Reviewer Norway Research Council, Oslo, 1999-2003.
Advisor EURAD-Europe Against Drugs, Dublin, since 1994, Coordenadoria de Prevencão ao Uso de Drogas, Rio de Janeiro, since 1998. Advisory to foreign students American Field Service, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1973-1976. Member Academy Management, Academy Political Science, Latin America Society for the History of Science and Technology (founder).
Children: Daniel, Gabriel.