Contact Details

Ulrich Reimers
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Vice President of the Technical University Braunschweig for Strategic Development and Technology Transfer
Institute for Communications Technology
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Schleinitzstraße 22 (room 207)
38106 Braunschweig
phone: +49 (0) 531 391 - 2480
fax: +49 (0) 531 391 - 5192



Lectures and Practical Courses in Winter Semester

Lectures and Practical Courses in Summer Semester



Author: Reimers, U.
International Broadcast Convention (IBC), Amsterdam, 13. Septemper 2018
Author: Reimers, U.
DVB World, Warschau, 12. März 2018
Author: Reimers, U.
Jahrbuch 2016 der Braunschweigischen Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft Braunschweig, S.71-76, 2017
Author: Reimers, U.
Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieur de Tunis, 21.10.2015

Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1952
1972 - 1977Student at the faculty for electrical engineering of Technische Universität Braunschweig (Braunschweig Technical University, Germany).
1978 - 1982Researcher and principal engineer at "Institut für Nachrichtentechnik" (Institute for Communications Technology) of Braunschweig, Technical University.
1982 - 1989Employed by "Robert Bosch GmbH - Geschäftsbereich Fernsehanlagen" (business division television equipment) at Darmstadt, Germany.
1989 - 1993Director of Engineering at "Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR)" (the public broadcaster in the four northern states of Germany) at Hamburg, Germany.
April 1993 until todayProfessor at the Technical University at Braunschweig, Germany and Managing Director of "Institut für Nachrichtentechnik (IfN)" (see above).
June 1995Award of the "Montreux Achievement Gold Medal" for the contributions to the development of digital television (Digital Video Broadcasting -DVB).
April 1998Nomination as "Ordentliches Mitglied" (full member) of the "Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft" (scientific society of Braunschweig).
September 1998Award of the "IBC John Tucker Award" for the development of DVB.
November 1998Nomination as "Honorary Fellow" of the Royal Television Society (U.K.).
July 1999Award of the J.J. Thomson Medal of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). For Distinguished Contribution to Electronic Engineering.
July 2000Award of the 1st class Cross of Merit of the Lower Saxony Order of Merit.
October 2000Grant of a "Certificate of Honour" by the NAT (National Association of Teleradiobroadcasters) in Moscow "for the outstanding personal contribution to the development of digital broadcasting in Europe".
14 June 2001Award of the "Leibniz-Ring-Hannover" by the Presse Club Hannover.
20 June 2001Recipient of the 2001 Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award during the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics in Los Angeles, CA.
25 September 2002Award of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Engineering Excellence Award 2002.
25 May 2004Award of the Richard-Theile-Medaille by FKTG.
18 June 2004Nomination as Full Member of acatech - the Council for Technical Sciences of the Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities .
15 March 2006 Admission into the "Hall of Fame" of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on the occasion of its 100th anniversary (www.iec.ch).
13 October 2005Nomination as "Fellow" of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
22 October 2006Award of the Technology-Prize of the Eduard-Rhein-Foundation.
Since 17 January 20071st Vice President of the Consumer Electronics Society of the IEEE.
12 September 2010IBC Innovation Award Content Distribution to the BBC and Prof. Reimers as representative of the DVB-Project.
08 November 2010

Ring of Honor for Prof. Ulrich Reimers

21 May 2012Appointment as Honorary Member of FKTG
30 Oktober 2015Appointment to Honorary Fellow of the DVB project
21 November 2012Awarding of the Lower Saxony State Prize
08 July 2017Nomination as "Life Fellow" of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
01 October 2017Nomination as "Life Fellow" of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).


Sideline activities:

  • Member of the board of "Deutsche TV-Plattform" (German TV platform), the national body coordinating all aspects of TV technology and its introduction in Germany from 1992 to 2012.
  • Chairman of the "Technical Module" of the "DVB Project" from 1992 to 2012.
  • Member of the "Kommission zur Ermittlung des Finanzbedarfs der Rundfunkanstalten (KEF)" (the independent German commission responsible for the allocation of licence fees to the public broadcasting organisations) since June 1994, chairman of working group number 4 since January 2012
  • Vice President of the Technical University Braunschweig for "Strategic Development and Technology Transfer" from 1st October 2012.