Gunther Kletetschka was born in Litomerice town, part of former Czechoslovakia, in 1964.
He received his undergraduate degree in physics in 1989 and degree Rerum Naturalium Doctor (RNDr) in math and sciences from Charles University, 1994 M.S. degree in geology and geophysics from University of Minnesota, 1998 Ph.D. degree in geology and geophysics. He worked at Goddard Space Flight Center, Catholic University of America, Delaware University, Howard University, the National Research Council, the National Institute for Standards, the National Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Charles University-faculty of Science, GI-ASCR, Charles University-faculty of math and physics, University of Minnesota, University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
He was a member of the Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, where he was a Teaching Assistant/Lecturer. Since 1998, he has been with NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USA, first as a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the National Research Council and then as a Contractor via Research Professor at Howard University, Catholic University of America, Delaware University.