Diploma in chemistry, Free University, Berlin, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Free University, Berlin, 1977. Habilitation in Organic Chemistry, Free University, Berlin, 1982.
Assistant Free University, Berlin, 1974-1979, assistant professor, 1979-1986, professor C2, 1986-1989. Professor C3 University Stuttgart (Federal Republic Germany), 1989-1991. Professor C4 Technology University, Berlin, 1991-2000.
Scientific member Max-Planck Society, Meulheim/Ruhr, Germany, since 2000. Director Institute Radiation Chemical, Germany, since 2000. Director institute of physical chemistry Max-Volmer-Institute, Technology University, Berlin, 1991-2000.
Honorary professor Heinrich-Haire University, Dusseldorf, Germany, since 2000.
Member German Chemical Society, American Chemical Society, Biophysics Society (United States of America).
Married Gisela Nünnke, October 26, 1979. 1 child, Felix.