Diploma, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, 1989. Doctor of Science, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, 1993.
Researcher, Ludwig Maximilian University, 1989-1994; senior researcher, Institute Medical Sciences, Wuppertal, Germany, 1994-1996; head department, Center Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, Bremen, Germany, since 1996.
Member International Steering Committee on Magnetic Fluids, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Hydromag council.
Married Marlene Schiessl, September 1, 1990.