Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Thiede

»The utilization of high data rates on optical fiber connections requires a rapid performance of microelectronics. Rapid integrated circuits is unable to use of new bands in the millimeter wave domain, and thus open up new possibilities for the radio and sensor technologies.«

Dear visitor:

Welcome to the website of the Department of Electrical Engineering.

We are pleased to introduce to you our many research activities and the wide range of degree programs.
With its 15 research areas and more than 100 researchers our Department of Electrical Engineering represents all major areas within electrical engineering, ranging from information and communication technology through microelectronics to energy and automation engineering. Extensive external funding, numerous international publications as well as significant research projects with industry and the public sector have turned us into a strong research department. This was acknowledged in 2009 when the NRW Research prize was granted to the Chairs for Optical Communications and for Circuit Technology as well as the award “Place of Excellence” within the Federal Government's sponsored contest “Land of Ideas” in 2011. Our students benefit directly from this, since they get involved in research activities, working as student assistants or in student projects.  They highly appreciate the excellent support provided by staff and tutors. In the latest CHE-Ranking for 2013 the Department of Electrical Engineering holds a top position in the category “Overall Studying Conditions” which was based on a survey given to a representative sample from the approximately 600 students presently registered with the department.

The Department of Electrical Engineering is technically broadly positioned and scientifically active in various areas within electrical engineering and interdisciplinary fields.

The three core areas

  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Energy and Automation Engineering as well as
  • Microelectronics and Microsystem Engineering

are also listed in the Bachelor and Masters Degree programs.
Besides electrical engineering, we also offer prospective students additional up-to-date degree programs, such as industrial engineering and computer engineering.

We are delighted that you have taken an interest in our department, and encourage you to browse the following pages, and find out more about our diverse activities in teaching and research.

Professor Reinhold Häb-Umbach