Dr. Hans L. Hartnagel

Dr. Hans L. Hartnagel

Professor, Technical Universtity Darmstadt, Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik, Darmstadt, GERMANY and Editorial Board Member, International Journal of BioSciences and Technology

Dr. Hans L. Hartnagel received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1960 from the Technical University of Aachen, W. Germany, and the Ph.D. and the Dr. Eng. degrees from the University of Sheffield, England, in 1964 and 1971, respectively.

After having worked for a short period with the industrial company Telefunken in Ulm, W. Germany regarding research and development of microwave tubes, he joined the Institute National des Sciences Appliquées, Villeurbanne, Rhône, France, and then the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering of the University of Sheffield as a member of staff.

In January 1971, he became Professor of Electronic Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Since October 1978, he has been the Professor of High Frequency Electronics at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

He is the author of several books and numerous scientific papers on microwave semiconductor devices, and their technology and circuits. He has held many consulting positions, partly while on temporary leave of absence from his University positions. Some of the important ones were 6 months at the Japanese MITI Laboratory ETL, 5 months with the Avionics Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, USA, Chief Technical Advisor with UNDP for Indian Microelectronics and the David Sarnoff Research Centre in Princeton , USA. 1991 hereceived, together with Prof. H. Hasegawa of Hokkaido University in Japan, the Max-Planck Prize of the Max-Planck Society in Germany for their joint contributions on surface and interface technology of compound semiconductor materials. In Dec. 1994 he was awarded the Dr. h.c. from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in Italy, and in 1999 the Dr. h.c. from the Technical University of Moldova, Kishinev.

His present research concerns III-V semiconductors, their devices ( design, technology and characterisation) and in particular MEMS, THz integration and mm-wave sensors . He has external funding from the European Union, the German Government, the European Space Agency, Industry and the German Science Foundation DFG. He is scientific consultant to a number of agencies. He became an Emeritus Professor in 2002. He is active in a number of his externally funded projects under which he is able to employ several research assistants.