Hermann Schumacher received his doctorate in engineering (Dr.-Ing.) degree from RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany, in 1986. From 1986 to 1990, he was a member of technical staff at Bellcore, Red Bank, NJ, working on long-wavelength fiberoptic receivers and on early InP-based heterojunction bipolar transistors. In 1990, he joined Ulm University, Ulm, Germany as professor in the Institute of Electron Devices and Circuits. His research interests cover heterostructure devices (at present, most Si/SiGe HBTs and AlGaN/GaN HFETs) and their application in microwave and millimeter-wave circuits.
Hermann was the founder of one of the first English taught Master programs in electrical engineering in Germany and, for 17 years until June 2014, its director. He served as Vice President for Research for Ulm University from 2000-2003, and is now, in addition to his institute appointment, also the director of Ulm University’s School of Advanced Professional studies, which develops continuing education Master programs, a new strategic direction for Ulm University. This aspect will also be covered briefly in the presentation.