Diploma in Physics, Dresden University of Technology, Germany, 1979. Doctor rerum naturalium (Doctor in Sciences), Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, 1988.
Software developer Robotron, Chemnitz, 1979-1984. Scientist Academy of Sciences, 1984-1991. Head group Franhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, 1991-1998, head Center Micro Fabrication, 1999-2000.
Managing director Vialux, since 2001. Head holography work group Verein Deutscher Ingenieure-GESA, Germany, since 1997.
Member International Society for Optical Engineering, Euspen.
Married Gudrun Eckardt, August 2, 1975. Children: Felix, Christian.