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Author and coauthor of 9 Springer books;
More than 500 publications

More than 40 advised Ph.D. theses

Curriculum Vitae


Sept. 1968 - Jun. 1977

Math.-nat. Gymnasium, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Bavaria

Oct. 1978 - Sept. 1984

Studies of Diploma Physics at Bayreuth University;
Diploma thesis in experimental physics:
“X-ray scattering at micels”

Professional experience

Oct. 1984 - Sept. 1985

Scientific assistant in Experimental Physics I at Bayreuth University:
inelastic X-ray scattering with high resolution

Oct. 1985 - April 1991

Scientific assistant at the Chair for Electron Devices at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg and at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Dept. B, in Erlangen, Germany:
process and device simulation, modelling

April 1991

Dr.-Ing. degree in Semiconductor Engineering Title of Ph.D. thesis:
“Measurement and modelling of Au and Pt profiles in silicon”

May 1991 - Aug. 1992

Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Fellow in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke Univ., Durham, N.C:, USA:
modeling of diffusion in Si, GaAs and InP, development of a measurement method via photoconductive decay for vacancies in silicon

Oct. 1992 - March 1993

Scientific employee at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Dept. B, in Erlangen, Germany:
planning of projects for SiGe and GaAs process simulation

July 1993 - Aug. 2000

Assistant professor at the Chair for Semiconductor Engineering at Kiel University, Germany:
group leader OEICs, supervision of 4 Ph.D. students;

Nov. 1999

Habilitation for Semiconductor Electronics at Kiel Univ.

since Sept. 2000

Full professor for Circuit Engineering at TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Institute of Electrodynamics, Microwave and Circuit Engineering (until 2008: Institute of Electrical Measurement and Circuit Design)


Senior Member IEEE

Scientific interests

  • Full custom analog CMOS and BiCMOS circuit design
  • Deep-sub-μm and nanometer CMOS circuits
  • Optoelectronic integrated devices and circuits, photonics
  • Optical wireless communication (OWC)
  • Optical distance measurement sensors
  • Characterisation and measurement techniques

5 most important projects (of more than 35)

“Integrated Silicon Photodiodes for Infrared Applications with Enhanced Data Rate” (INSPIRED), European Commission, IST-200-28013, 10/2001-12/2004, 892.375€: PIN photodiode integration and new circuit concepts for DVD and optical data receivers

“DVD Embedded Optical System” (DEOS), FFG, FIT-IT #811118 + Austriamicrosystems AG, 03/2006-11/2009, 314.300€: PIN photodiode integration and integrated optical frontends for DVD and BluRay

“Grundlagen optischer 3D-SENSoren im Automobil für SicherheitsFunktionen in Echtzeit” (SENSAFE), FFG, A3 #810739 + Siemens-VDO, 3/2006-8/2008, 338.300€: Line sensors for realtime application in cars

“High Resolution 3-DIM imaging (HR3DIM)”, WWTF Wien, ICT 08/11, 1/2009-6/2012, 540.000€: Interferometric distance measurement principle with frequency shifted feedback (FSF) laser

“Integrated Reconfigurable Silicon Photonic Switch (IRIS)”, European Commission, FP7 - 619194, 1/2014-12/2017, 435.300€: Heater control for 48*16 optical switch

International Cooperation Partners

  • Ams AG, Premstätten, Austria
  • X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG, Erfurt, Germany
  • IHP, Frankfurt a. d. O., Germany
  • CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France
  • IMEC, Leuven, Belgium
  • Infineon Technologies AG, Munich + Villach, Germany + Austria
  • ST Microelectronics, Milano, Italy
  • Ericsson, Pisa, Italy
  • University of Montenegro, Montenegro
  • University of Trento, Trento, Italy
  • Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento, Italy
  • TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • University Paris Sued, Paris, France
  • University of Surrey, U.K.
  • Alcatel Thales, Elancourt, France
  • Photline, Besancon, France
  • Siemens-VDO (now Continental), Regensburg + Wien, Germany + Austria
  • FhG Institute for Telecommunications (Heinrich Hertz Institute), Berlin, Germany


IEEE J. Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Special Issue on Optical Detectors – Technology and Applications, Vol. 20, No. 6, 11/12.2014, Primary Guest Editor


Since 1998

Member IEEE

Since 2002

Senior Member IEEE


Panel for evaluation of research proposals in the field of
electronics and telecommunications of the Finnish Academy of Science

Since 2006

Curatorship of Vienna Academy Foundation
(Wiener Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung)

Activity as reviewer for scientific journals

Since 2002

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

Since 2002

Journal of Lightwave Technology

Since 2003

IEEE Trans. Electron. Devices

Since 2004

IEE/IET Electronics Letters

Since 2005

IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems I + II

Since 2005

IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits

Since 2010

J. Solid-State Electronics

Since 2018

Scientific Reports, Springer Nature

Tasks on conferences


Session Chairman, 5th Int. Conference on Solid-State and Integrated-Circuit Technology (ICSICT’98), Peking, China: CMOS/BiCMOS ICs


Member of Technical Program Committee, 1st Int. Symposium on Advanced Microelectronic/Optoelectronic Device Technology, Part of SPIE’s Int. Symp. on Optoelectronics and Microelectronics, Nanjing, China


Conference Co-Chairman, 9th IEEE Int. Symposium on Electron Devices for Microwave and Optoelectronic Applications (EDMO’2001), TU Wien

2002, 2003

Member of Technical Program Committee, IEEE Int. Symposium on Electron Devices for Microwave and Optoelectronic Applications (EDMO)


Member of Technical Program Committee, Int. Symposium on Signals, Systems, and Electronics (ISSSE), Linz, Austria

Since 2004

Member of Technical Program Committee, Austrochip

Since 2005

Member of Technical Program Committee, European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC)

Since 2006

Member of Technical Program Committee, Mikroelektronik-Informationstagung, Vienna


Member of Technical Program Committee, European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC)


Program Vice Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (DDECS)


Organisation of Austrochip 2011