Germany Section Antennas and Propagation, Microwave Theory and Techniques Societies Joint Chapter

Welcome to the MTT/AP Joint Chapter in the IEEE Germany Section!

IEEE Technical Societies consist of many active local chapters which sponsor technical meetings, workshops, social events, seminar series, etc., and serve the professional and technical needs of members. The MTT/AP Joint Chapter represents the topics of the Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT-S) and Antennas and Propagation (AP-S) technical societies in the IEEE Germany Section and currently comprises more than 650 members throughout Germany. The core purpose of the Chapter is to foster the advancement and application of RF and microwave theory, antenna technology, propagation of electromagnetic waves and related topics.

What we do

The members of the MTT/AP Joint Chapter are engaged in research, development, design, or manufacturing of high frequency materials, antennas, RF devices, circuits, components, or systems. The Chapter Executive Committee regularly organises and supports technical activities and events in Germany such as conferences, workshops and lectures and is involved in many voluntary activities within IEEE. For details, refer to the List of Member Activities

Executive Committee

Term 2018/19:


Dr.-Ing. Peter Knott, Fraunhofer FHR, Chair

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Damm, Universität Ulm, Vice-Chair

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Heberling, RWTH Aachen University, Treasurer


Board Members

Prof. Dr. Matthias Hein, TU Ilmenau

Prof. Dr. Alexander Kölpin, BTU Cottbus

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ilona Rolfes, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lorenz-Peter Schmidt, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Vossiek, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Christian Waldschmidt, Ulm University

Dr. Volker Ziegler, Airbus Group Innovations

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Zwick, KIT Karlsruhe

Electronic Communications

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Damm, Universität Ulm

German Microwave Conference (GeMiC)

About the Conference

The German Microwave Conference (GeMiC) is a major scientific event in the field of RF & Microwaves, Antennas and Optoelectronics in Germany. The conference is organized by the German Institute for Microwave and Antenna Technology (IMA) and the Information Technology Society within VDE (ITG), scientific, non-profit organizations with the intention to promote R&D activities at universities, research centers and companies. The conference is strongly supported by the German MTT/AP Joint Chapter, the Expert Groups ”Microwave Techniques” and ”Antennas” of the German VDE/ITG.

With its presentations, workshops and its microwave exhibition, GeMiC offers plenty of opportunities to exchange scientific and technical information. Each year, the conference strives to establish and foster collaboration as well as promoting young researchers, both at German and international levels.

GeMiC 2019 Stuttgart

The 12th German Microwave Conference 2019, March 25–27, will be hosted by the University of Stuttgart in cooperation with IMA e.V. and VDE/ITG. GeMiC 2019 provides a unique platform to exchange with experts and to meet colleagues from industry, research institutes, and universities.

Located in the center of Germany’s largest exporting metropolis and the number one high tech region in Europe, Stuttgart features many parks, a great cultural scene, iconic city districts with a bustling club scene, vineyards in the heart of the city, mineral baths for relaxation and much more. The conference will take place at the Liederhalle convention center. Stuttgart international airport (STR) is easily accessible by commuter train service and Frankfurt airport (FRA) can be reached by ICE high speed train within 75 minutes.

More information on the conference is available at the Conference Website.

History – Past Conferences

The German Microwave Conference was first held at the University of Ulm in April 2005, see the historic Conference Programme. The original aim was to present a national and international forum for microwave researchers and engineers throughout Germany. In more than one decade, the conference has exceeded all expectations: It is growing constantly and has become a great platform for both science and networking, attracting participants and exhibitors from all over the world.

2018 Freiburg
2016 Bochum
2015 Nürnberg
2014 Aachen
2012 Ilmenau
2011 Darmstadt
2010 Berlin
2009 München
2008 Hamburg-Harburg
2006 Karlsruhe
2005 Ulm


Our Roots


The MTT/AP Joint Chapter is looking back on a history of several decades and is one of the oldest Chapters in the IEEE Germany Section. It was officially founded back in 1983/84 when 14 founder members signed a Petition to form a German Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) branch back in 1983/84.

Chairmen’s Archive

The operations of the MTT/AP Joint Chapter were always determined by a committee of dedicated volunteers from within the RF and Microwave Community.

The following table shows a list of the past Chapter Chairs:

Period Past Chairs
2018-2019 Peter Knott (Chair), Christian Damm (Vice Chair)
2016-2017 Peter Knott (Chair), Martin Vossiek (Vice Chair)
2014-2015 Peter Knott (Chair), Georg Boeck (Vice Chair)
2012-2013 Georg Boeck (Chair), Peter Knott (Vice Chair)
2010-2011 Georg Boeck (Chair), Peter Knott (Vice Chair)
2008-2009 Klaus Solbach (Chair)
2006-2007 Wolfgang Heinrich (Chair)
2004-2005 Wolfgang Heinrich (Chair)
2002-2003 Wolfgang Heinrich (Chair)
2000-2001 Wolfgang Menzel (Chair)
1998-1999 Wolfgang Menzel (Chair)
1995-1997 Nigel Keen (Chair)
1992-1995 Fritz Arndt (Chair)
1991-1992 Hans L. Hartnagel (Chair), Just-Dietrich Büchs (Vice Chair)
1989-1991 Hans L. Hartnagel (Chair), Just-Dietrich Büchs (Vice Chair)
1987-1989 Peter Russer (Chair), K. Fischer (Vice Chair)
1985-1987 Rolf H. Jansen (Chair), B. Adelseck (Vice Chair)
1984 Petition and Foundation: Nigel Keen (Interim Chair)

MTT/AP Chapter members voluntary activities


Voting Member

R. Weigel bis 2017 (2014: MTT-S President)

A. Jacob bis 2017 (2014: AdCom Secretary)

D. Kissinger seit 2017

Awards Committee

R. Weigel

Budget and Publications Committees

D. Kissinger

Inter-Society and Image & Visibility Committees

A. Jacob

Meetings & Symposia Committee

D. Kissinger, T. Ußmüller, M. Vossiek, T. Zwick, I. Rolfes, J. Sachs


R. Weigel

Future Directions

D. Kissinger, R. Weigel, T. Ußmüller, A. Jacob

Technical Committees

Microwave Acoustics (MTT-02)

A. Hagelauer, H. Maune, A. Tag

Microwave & mm-Wave ICs (MTT-06)

R. Quay, D. Kissinger

Biological Effect and Medical Applications of RF and Microwave (MTT-10)

C. Damm, G. Fischer, D. Kissinger

Microwave Low-Noise Techniques (MTT-14)

M. Rudolph

Microwave Field Theory (MTT-15)

A. Beyer, C. Damm, P. Russer, U. Siart

Microwave Systems (MTT-16)

C. Damm, A. Jacob, A. Kölpin, R. Knöchel, N. Pohl, M. Vossiek


Volker Ziegler, Executive Boards

RFID Technologies (MTT-24)

T. Ußmüller

Wireless-Enabled Automotive and Vehicular Applications (MTT-27)

T. Zwick, C. Waldschmidt, M. Vossiek, A. Stelzer

Editorial Boards

Electron Device Letters (EDL)

R. Quay, Associate Editor

Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL)

T. Zwick, Editor-in-Chief

Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT)

M. Vossiek, Associate Editor

C. Damm, Associate Editor

Transactions on Electronic Devices

M. Thumm, Editor

Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (AP)

L. Klinkenbusch, T. Kürner, D. Manteuffel, Associate Editors

IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (J-ERM)

C. Baer, C. Damm, G. Fischer, Associate Editors


M. Vossiek, MTT-S FS Conference ExCom Chair für die ICMIM

C. Waldschmidt, General Co-Chair ICMIM 2018

C. Waldschmidt, TPC Co-Chair ICMIM 2017


C. Damm, A. Hagelauer, A. Jacob, D. Kissinger, A. Kölpin, H. Maune, A. S. Omar, N. Pohl, T. Ußmüller, M. Vossiek, C. Waldschmidt, R. Weigel, I. Wolff

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Alexander Koelpin

Past Chairs

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Damm