IEEE Fellows

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an international professional association of engineers in the fields of electrical engineering and information technology based in New York City. It creates an environment in which its members develop world changing technology – from computer science and sustainable energy systems through aeronautics and astronautics to telecommunications, robotics and medical technology.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is the highest level of membership and is conferred on the basis of nomination by existing Fellows and subsequent approval by the Board of Directors.

To date (as of 2020), 24 members of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have been made IEEE Fellows:

Full Professor of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Medicine (Department of Informatics and Medicine)

Prof. Daniel Rückert was made an IEEE Fellow in 2020 “for contributions to biomedical image computing”.

Full Professor of Information-oriented Control (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Sandra Hirche was made an IEEE Fellow in 2020 "for her scientific contributions to human-machine interaction and networked control“.

Full Professor of Biological Imaging (TUM School of of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos was made an IEEE Fellow in 2020 "for contributions to optoacoustic imaging and intraoperative fluorescence imaging“.

Full Professor of Human-Machine Communication (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rigoll was made an IEEE Fellow in 2019 "for contributions to multimodal human-machine communication".

Full Professor of Cognitive Systems (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Gordon Cheng was made an IEEE Fellow in 2017 "for contributions in humanoid robotics systems and neurorobotics".

Full Professor of Media Technology (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckehard Steinbach was made an IEEE Fellow in 2015 "for contributions to visual and haptic communications".

Full Professor of Automatic Control Engineering (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing./Univ. Tokio Martin Buss was made an IEEE Fellow in 2014 "for contributions to haptic telepresence systems and autonomous robots".

Chair of Electronic Design Automation (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Helmut Gräb was made an IEEE Fellow in 2014 "for contributions to design centering and structural analysis of analog circuits".

Full Professor of Theoretical Information Technology (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Boche was made an IEEE Fellow in 2011 "for contributions to signal processing and multi-user wireless communications".

Full Professor of Nanoelectronics (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Paolo Lugli was made an IEEE Fellow in 2011 "for contributions to nanostructured materials and devices".

Full Professor of Communications Engineering (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kramer was made an IEEE Fellow in 2010 "for contributions to coded modulation, iterative decoding, and cooperative communications".

Full Professor of Semiconductor Technology (Walter Schottky Institut) (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Markus-Christian Amann was made an IEEE Fellow in 2007 "for contributions to laser diodes for optical communications and sensing".

Professor Emeritus of Automatic Control Engineering (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Schmidt was made an IEEE Fellow in 2006 "for contributions to theory and practice of sensor-guided locomotion in biped and mobile robotics".

Full Professor of Remote Sensing Technology (Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Richard Hans Georg Bamler was made an IEEE Fellow in 2005 "for contributions to synthetic aperture radar interferometry and signal processing".

Professor Emeritus of Applied Mechanics (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Pfeiffer was made an IEEE Fellow in 2004 "for contributions to multibody dynamics and control with application to complex mechanical systems".

Full Professor of Electrical Drive Systems (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dierk Schröder was made an IEEE fellow in 2003 "for contributions to modeling of power semiconductors for circuit design".

Honorary Professor of High Frequency Technology since 2007 (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Johann-Friedrich Luy was made an IEEE Fellow in 2000 "for contributions to silicon-based millimeter-wave devices and integrated circuits".

Full Professor of High Voltage Engineering and Switchgear Technology (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Boeck was made an IEEE Fellow in 1998 "for contributions to the development of gas insulated substations".

Honorary Professor of Robotics (Department of Informatics)

Prof. Dr. Gerd Hirzinger was made an IEEE Fellow in 1997 "for contributions in robot mechatronics, telerobotics, man-machine interface research, and pioneering space robotics".

Full Professor of Electronic Design Automation (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kurt Antreich was made an IEEE Fellow in 1994 "for contributions to computer-aided tolerance design of electronic circuits and computer-aided layout design of integrated circuits".

Full Professor of High Frequency Engineering (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Peter Russer was made an IEEE Fellow in 1994 "for fundamental contributions to noise analysis and low-noise optimization of linear electronic circuits with general topology".

Full Professor of Circuit Theory and Signal Processing (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Josef A. Nossek was made an IEEE Fellow in 1993 "for contributions to the design of discrete-time networks and technical leadership in the development of radio communication systems".

Honorary Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hagenauer was made an IEEE Fellow in 1992 "for contributions to the application of convolutional codes to mobile radio and satellite communications".

Director of the Institute for Advanced Study from 2008 to 2013

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Patrick Dewilde was made an IEEE Fellow in 1981 "for contributions to network theory, especially the synthesis of scattering matrices".

Full Professor of General Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Harth (1932–2017) was made an IEEE Fellow in 1980.

Full Professor of Experimental Physics (Department of Physics)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaiser was made an IEEE Fellow in 1980.

In brackets: Year in which the award was received

* = not at TUM when the award was received

The information provided was current at the time the award was received.