Master's, Peking University, Beijing, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Institute Mechanical Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 1969.
Research assistant Institute Mechanics Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1969-1978. Teaching assistant Peking University, Beijing, 1978-1980, lecturer, 1980-1984, professor astrophysics and applied mathematics, 1984-1994. Research scientist University Cologne, Germany, 1992-1999.
Sport scientist German Sport University, Cologne, since 2000. Visiting scholar Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, 1979-1980, 85-86. Humboldt fellow University Cologne, 1986-1987, guest professor, 1990-1992.
Married Bin Zhang, December 16, 1967. 1 child, Fanying.