Master of Science, University Marburg, 1976. Doctor of Science, University Marburg, 1980.
Visiting scientist International Business Machines Corporation Research Laboratories, San Jose, California, 1981-1982. Research staff/team leader International Business Machines Corporation Manufacturing Research Center, Sindelfingen, Germany, 1982-1995. Manager manufacturing process development Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Inkjet, Stockholm, Sweden, since 1995.
Served in German army, 1969-1970. Member Optical Society of America, German Society Physics.
Married Christel, 1977. Children: Karolin, Jan, Nils.