Prof. Dr. sc. techn. habil. Dipl. Betriebswissenschaften F. Ellinger was born in Friedrichshafen, Germany, in April 1972. In electrical engineering (EE), he graduated in 1996 from the University of Ulm. He received a Master in Business and Administration, and the PhD degree in EE from ETHZ (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) in 2001. For his habilitation thesis he obtained the Venia Legendi (university teaching degree) in high frequency circuit design from the ETHZ in 2004. Since 2006 he is head of the Chair for Circuit Design and Network Theory at Dresden University of Technology. His main interests are the design of ICs for high-speed wireless and optical communication. In this area Mr. Ellinger has been lecturer at ETHZ between 2002 and 2006. From 2001-2006, he has been head of the RFIC design group at ETHZ, and project leader of the IBM/ETH Competence Center for Advanced Silicon Electronics at IBM in Rüschlikon. In 2001 he was with the wireless marketing division of Infineon in Munich. Prof. Ellinger is the coordinator of the BMBF zwanzig20 project fast (www.fast-zwanzig20.de) with more than 50 partners (most of them from industry), was coordinator of several EU projects (e.g. RESOLUTION, MIMAX, FLEXIBILITY and ADDAPT), was coordinator of the communication systems area of the BMBF Spitzencluster Cool Silicon and was member of the management board of the Cool Silicon e.V. In the time frame between 2005-2006, he served as associated editor for the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters. Frank Ellinger was chairman of several conferences, e.g. the IEEE Semiconductor Conference Dresden 2011. He published more than 300 refereed scientific papers, many of them are IEEE journal contributions. One of his publications has been among the 3 most-read papers in the IEEE Journal on Solid-State Circuits 2004. Prof. Ellinger authored the Springer lecture book “Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Technologies”. Frank Ellinger has been elected by the IEEE MTT-S as IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer for 2009-2010. For his works he received several awards including the Alcatel Lucent Science Award, the IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the ETH Medal, the Denzler Award of the Swiss Federal Association of Electrical Engineers, twice the Rohde&Schwarz/Agilent/Gerotron EEEfCOM Innovation Award, and an ETH PhD Award. His PhD and master students have received more than 20 scientific awards.
The Chair for Circuit Design and Network Theory has been established in August 2006 and is devoted to the design of high-speed integrated circuits using CMOS, BiCMOS and III/IV technologies as well as advanced “Beyond Moore” technologies like carbon nano tubes, nanowires and organic & thin-film devices. It’s key activities are analog and mixed signal circuit design. Moreover, the design of complete systems involving the design of PCBs and hybrid solutions, digital signal processing and algorithms for FPGAs is covered by the chair activities. Applications involve low frequency and RF systems and wireless communications up to 220 GHz as well as optical communications up to 80 Gbit/s, high resolution local positioning, power saving circuits with smart dynamic power control and wake up functionalities and energy harvesting circuits.
Additional information is accessible at http://ccn.et.tu-dresden.de/.