Born in Winterthur on March 18, 1943.
Schools in Basel, graduation 1962 with Matura type C (mathematics and sciences).
Studies of chemistry at the University of Basel from 1962-1970.
Diploma in Chemistry 1966.
Dr. phil. in 1970 with Ch. Tamm.
Promotion to "ausserordentlicher Professor" in 1990.
Member of the Swiss Chemical Society.
Member of the Naturforschende Gesellschaft in Basel
(1984-1987: committee member; 1985/86: president).
Member of the Teaching Committee of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Basel.
Served as president of the Basler Chemische Gesellschaft 1996-1997.
Served on the Kuratorium für das Schweizerische Tropeninstitut: 1972-1988
(1981-1988 as member of the Geschäftsausschuss).
Hobbies: Classical Music and Aviation