Dietmar worked on high power millimeter wave transmission line components for his doctoral dissertation and his postdoctoral research at the Institute for Plasma Research at the University of Stuttgart. In 1997 he was a recipient of the Anton and Klara Röser Prize for outstanding scientific achievement in the field of electrical engineering (dissertation). From 1999 until 2001 he was with the Gyrotron group at CPI Microwave Power Products Division in Palo Alto, California, where he worked on the design and development of high power Gyrotron oscillators. In 2001 he joined the ECRH group of the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching, Germany. He is a lecturer on High Power Microwave Technology at the Aix-Marseille University (France).
Dietmar’s expertise includes high and low power millimeter wave components such as corrugated waveguides, filters and antennas.
He received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Stuttgart (Germany) in 1990 and 1996 respectively.