Master of Philosophy, Helsinki (Finland) University, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Helsinki (Finland) University, 1958.
Research laboratory staff, Finnish Brewing Institute, Helsinki, 1958-1967; laboratory director, Technology Research Centre of Finland Biotechnology Laboratory, Helsinki, 1967-1979; research professor, Academy Finland, Helsinki, 1979-1983; research director, Technology Research Centre of Finland, Helsinki, 1983-1993.
Fellow Institute Brewing (Horace Brown award 1986). Member Finnish Academies Technology (president).
Married Nita Helena Uggeldahl, June 17, 1950. Children: Mikael, Helena-Maria.