Gerhard P. Fettweis, earned his Ph.D. under H. Meyr at RWTH Aachen. After a postdoc at IBM Research, San Jose, he joined TCSI, Berkeley. Since 1994 he has been Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden. Since 2018 he is also heading the Barkhausen Institute. In 2019, Gerhard was elected into the DFG Senate.
He researches wireless transmission and chip design and coordinates, e.g., the 5GLab Germany. Gerhard has spun out 18 startups and is a member of 2 German Academies: Academy of Sciences / “Leopoldina”, Academy of Engineering / “acatech”.