Diploma in physics, University Halle, Germany, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Halle, Germany, 1970.
Assistant, U. Halle, 1968-1973; researcher, Academy Sciences, Berlin, 1973-1991; researcher, Leibniz-Cmty., Berlin, since 1992.
Member German Physical Society, German Society Crystallography, German Society Crystal Growing and Growth.
Married Bettina Margarete Kriebitzsch, May 26, 1978. 1 child, Jördis Margot.