1976 secondary school
qualification at the Sigmund Wann Realschule in Wunsiedel,
1978 advanced technical college certificate at the Fachoberschule in
Kempten in Allgäu, Bavaria,
Afterwards 15 month mititary service as tactical draftsman
at the German army in Cham,
From 1979 to 1983
study of mechanical engineering at the Fachhochschule Coburg
During this study, in
march 1983, founding of the engineering office and start of selfemployed
At the beginnig, constructions and software for test rigs were developed
for well-known automotive supplier.
From 1983 to 1989,
parallel to self employed activities, study of mechanical engineering at the
Technical University of Munich
A student research
project about pump turbines, the central component of pumped storage
hydro power stations, was established.
The diploma thesis was as computersimulation about
the "determination of the stress in car power train elements by
consideration of motor impulse and torsional oscillation".
In the engineering office, software tools
are developed for the automotive industry for gearing and
optimizing of automatic gear boxes and the management of the related
A second field is the development of software
for printing companies.
From 2002 to 2008
honorary debuty mayor of the home city Wunsiedel.
As debuty chairman of the
board of the regional power supplier followed an
intensive involvement with questions of energy supply.
The proposal for a pumped hydro power station in
the Fichtelgebirge was leading to the research for answers to the question, how energy storage plants
can deliver a contribution to a sustainable regenerative power
Those researches led in autumn 2009 to the beginning of
doctoral studies at the Technical University of
The doctoral theses with the title "storage
requirements for a power-supply with renewable energies" was handed in
in april 2010
and the oral eximination was passed in july 2010.