Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Technology University, Aachen, Germany, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Technology University, Aachen, Germany, 1989.
Research, teaching assistant Technology University, Aachen, 1985—1989. Postdoctoral researcher University of California at Los Angeles, 1990—1991. Aerodynamic engineer European Space Agency, Noordwijk, Netherlands, since 1991.
Member working group 10 of research and technical organizations North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Germany, since 1999. Sergeant German Air Force, Trier, Germany.
Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Married Ann Rosemary Ferrara, August 19, 1993.