Curriculum Vitae

Roland Münzner was born in 1968 at Stuttgart, Germany. He studied Physics and Philosophy at the Universities of Tübingen (Germany), Marseille (France) and Salerno (Italy). He received a MSc. in Physics (Diplom-Physiker) und a MSc. in Philosophy (Magister Artium) both from the University of Tübingen. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Solid State Physics from the University of Tübingen. During his studies he has been holder of a scholarship from Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

In 2001 he joined the Alcatel research labs at Stuttgart, Germany, where for a first time his research interest was on high speed optical transmission systems at 40Gbit/s and beyond. The focus of his research activities was on passive optical components as well as on high speed electronics for driving and equalizing optical systems. He soon joined the Alcatel radio research group where he was one of the initiators of Alcatel’s research program on WiMAX and later of the Alcatel WiMAX product development. Within the Alcatel research labs and since fall 2006 within the Alcatel-Lucent research labs he was leading an international competence center responsible for WiMAX and 4G air interface research. Key elements of his research activities on next generation air interfaces thereby were baseband processing and algorithms, prototype realization and performance evaluation of base-band as well as RF-hardware, smart antenna and MIMO systems as well as the modeling of the air interface of next generation mobile radio systems covering layer 1 and layer 2 processing as well as mobile radio channel emulation. In honor of his contributions to the Alcatel research on next generation mobile radio he was nominated a Distinguished Member of the Alcatel Technical Academy.

Since 03/2007 he is a professor of communications engineering and high frequency electronics at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences Germany. Continuing his research on mobile radio systems - where he is focusing on MIMO and beamforming technology for WiFi, WiMAX and LTE Systems - he has an additional focus on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). At the Ulm University of Applied Sciences he is responsible for the EMC research lab where, apart from the research activities, EMC tests according to all major standards can be conducted, including EMC tests in an absorber lined chamber. Apart from the EMC research activities, focusing on EM coupling mechanisms and signal integrity, the EMC labs of the Ulm University of Applied Sciences is partnering with numerous small and medium sized enterprises as well as with some large companies in the framework of research and development projects. Focus of these R&D projects are high speed electrical buses (e.g. FlexRey, Ethernet, LVDS, USB and Firewire IEEE 1394b) as well as wireless systems (mainly IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15) for automotive applications. Specific emphasis in these R&D activities is found in the investigation of the coupling mechanisms leading to electromagnetic emissions from high speed electrical buses or to the electromagnetic interference of the systems especially by radio systems in the frequency range from 30 MHz to 2.5 GHz as well as through the influence of electrical power train.

Roland Münzner has published a number of scientific papers and is the author of several patent applications in the area of optical as well as wireless communications systems.


Technische Hochschule Ulm
Prof. Dr. R.  Münzner
Eberhard-Finckh-Straße 11
89075 Ulm
Raum: P 01
Fon: +49 (0731) 50-28337

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