- Born in1963 in Hamburg
- Prof. Dr.- Ing.
- 1982 – 1987 studied marine engineering and ship construction, 1987 degree in ship construction
- 1988 – 1993 research assistant at the Institute for Ship Construction, different research projects
- PhD in 1992
- 1993 – 2001 Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, until 1995 information technology, after that Head of Basic Structuring. Responsible for the introduction of scientifically sound design methods in industrial practice
- Since 2001 professor at TU-Hamburg-Harburg, Head of the Institute for Ship and Ship Safety Design