Microwaves on a roll:
Since its inception fifty years ago at the University of Erlangen, Germany, the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (LHFT) has become a worldclass center for microwave research and scholarship.
Electrical engineering as applied to microwaves und millimeter waves through the Terahertz (THz) range and on up to photonics / laser systems are at the focus of teaching and research at LHFT. On the hardware and systems side, the academic staff at LHFT deal with the entire spectrum from component level, through submodules up to fully integrated systems.
The research projects at LHFT are at the heart of many new developments and applications in the fields of medicine, transportation and traffic, residential systems and commercial enterprises. Imaging radar, broadband networks, wireless tracking systems, wireless sensors, RFID and photonics systems as developed at LHFT, are technologies we all come across in our daily lives. They are critical in medical diagnostics and therapies; they make the roads safer; they are used in smart materials and structures; they help navigate driverless vehicles; they are key to optimizing processes and to saving resources, time and energy.
We want students to gain an insight into these key technologies and to acquire the skills needed to make best use of them. Working closely with partners in business and in other research institutions, we want to push on with stand-out fundamental research and exhilarating new products.
We are very proud of our 1,000 first degree and master degree candidates; some 50 doctorate candidates; more than 750 publications; and over 100 patents. And, the institute has been honored with numerous national and international awards for its research activities.
Thanks to the quality of the institute’s research activities, our employees are rewarded on a regular basis. Here you find a short list of the most recent prices.
- Three awards for Leonhard Hahn
- ATE doctorate prize for Erik Sippel
- LHFT Alumnus wins the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2023
- IEEE SENSORS Conference Best Paper Award for Ingrid Ullmann
- EuRAD Young Engineer Prize goes to Johanna Bräunig
- LHFT PhD students secure three awards in the IMS student design competitions
- LHFT @ IEEE International Microwave Symposium 2023 in San Diego
- Student Paper Award for Christoph Kammel
- VDE Bayern Award 2022 for Lena Krabbe
- Martin Vossiek was appointment as Associate Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Radar Systems (T-RS).
- 2nd place for Lena Krabbe at the 3MT Competition of EuMW in Milan
- 1st place for LHFT at the IMS Student Design Competition in Denver
- EuRad Young Engineer Prize for Johanna Geiß
- Best Paper Award for Christoph Birkenhauer
- ARGUS Science Awards 2020 for Patrick Fenske and Andre Scheder
- Award for Benedikt Dorbath
- Best Pitch Award for Melanie Lipka
- 2nd place in teaching evaluation for LHFT.
- VDE-Award 2019 for Andreas Benedikter
- Best Paper Award for Ingrid Ullmann
- Andreas Benedikter wins the ARGUS Science Award 2019
- Best Poster-Award for Mark Sippel
- Best Paper Award for Patrick Gröschel
- 3rd place in teaching evaluation for LHFT.
- Best Paper Award for Tatiana Pavlenko