Born on 23.07.1949 in Berlin. Study of chemistry and physics (1969-1974) and diploma in Chemistry (1974) FU Berlin, doctorate (1977) and habilitation in Organic Chemistry (1982), Research Fellow UC San Diego Physics Dept. (1983-1984), Prof. Organic Chemistry FU Berlin (1986), Prof. Experimental Physics Univ. Stuttgart (1989), Professor of Physical Chemistry TU Berlin (1991), Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Radiation Chemistry (2000) - since 2003 MPI for Bioinorganic Chemistry. Honorary Professor at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf.