Diploma in physics, Technology University Munich, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University Munich, 1969. Habilitation, University Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany, 1975.
Staff associate, North America Aviation Science Center, Thousand Oaks, California, 1967-1969;
research assistant, U. Saarland, Saarbrücken, 1969-1972;
assistant professor, U. Saarland, Saarbrücken, 1972-1975;
professor applied physics, U. Duisburg, Germany, since 1975;
department chairman physics, U. Duisburg, Germany, 1986-1988. Technical expert International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, 1972. Visiting researcher Kyoto (Japan) U., 1979.
Visiting associate division engineering and applied science California Institute Technology, Pasadena, California, 1991. Visiting scholar Argonne (Illinois) National Laboratory, 1996.
Member German Physical Society, German Society Materials Science.
Married Ingeborg Hermine Krummel, June 27, 1973. Children: Peter (deceased), Christina E., Philipp M.