Student, Charles University, Prague, 1965. Master of Science, Charles University, 1968. Bachelor of Science, University Rostock, Germany, 1966.
Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1972.
Assistant professor, Charles U., 1966-1969;
postdoctoral fellow, Oregon State University, 1972-1973;
member technical staff, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1973-1986;
professor of chemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1986-1992;
professor of chemistry, Technology U. Munich, since 1988. Chairman Gordon Confs. on matrix isolation. Professor invité U. Paris, 1993.
Miller professor University of California, Berkeley, 1997-1998. Adjunct Professor University of California, Irvine, since 1995.
Fellow American Physical Society. Member American Chemical Society, Optical Society of America (chairman spectroscopy group), Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft für Physical Chemie.
Married Dinny Burian, June 29, 1966. Children: Renée Marie, Andrea Lynn, Frances Caroline.