Contact Details

Thomas Kürner
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Institute for Communications Technology
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Schleinitzstraße 22 (room 205)
38106 Braunschweig
phone: +49 (0) 531 391 - 2416
fax: +49 (0) 531 391 - 5192



Lectures and Practical Courses in Winter Semester

Lectures and Practical Courses in Summer Semester



Author: Nils Dreyer, Gerald Artner, Matthias Hein, Frank Backwinkel, Thomas Kürner
IEEE ICCVE 2019, Gratz
Author: Nils Dreyer, Eicke Arne Janas, Thomas Kürner
COST Action CA15104 Oulu, Finland
Author: Johannes M. Eckhardt, Tobias Doeker, Sebastian Rey, Thomas Kürner
13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2019)
Author: Nils Dreyer, Thomas Kürner
The 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2019)
Author: Jornod, G.; Nan, T.; Schweins, M.; El Assaad, A.; Kwoczek, A.; Kürner, Th.

Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1964
Oct. 1985 - Sept. 1990 Student of Electrical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe
Nov. 1990 - Feb. 1994 Research assistant at the Institute for Microwave Engineering and Electronics (Prof. Dr.-Ing. W. Wiesbeck) working in the area of propagation and radio network planning
July 1993 Ph. D. Thesis at the Faculty for Electrical Engineering of the University of Karlsruhe with the subject "Characterisation of Digital Radio Systems with a Broadband Wave Propagation Model"
1994 1994 ITG Promotional Award aworded by the VDE (Association of German Electrical Engineers)
1995 Nomination as Junior Scientist at Stiftung Werner-von-Siemens-Ring
1993 - 1994 Freelancer at L&S Hochfrequenztechnik at Lichtenau (software development in the field of planning tools for the frequency coordination)
Feb. 1994 - May 2003 Planning Specialist / Team Manager "Radio Network Planning Support" with E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co KG (GSM and UMTS mobile network operator) in the Department Radio Network Planning;
2001 Senior Member IEEE
since June 2003 Professor for Mobile Radio Systems at the Technische  Universität Braunschweig
2009                  Nomination to URSI Commission F


Activities in international bodies and projects


1995-2002Member of ITU-R SG 3 Radio Wave Propagation; i. a. rapporteur for the recommendation ITU-R P.1411
1996-2011Chapter and section editor of final reports of the European projects COST 231, 259, 273 and 2100
1997-2000UMTS Forum Spectrum Aspects Group: Coordinator of the Report No. 5 on Minimum Spectrum Demand per Public Terrestrial Operator in the Initial Phase
1997-2000Chair COST 259 Working Group Network Aspects
1998-2000Member of the national WRC 2000 preparatory group of Germany (focus on spectrum for UMTS extension bands)
2001-2003IST-MOMENTUM project: Work Package Leader "Automatic Planning of large-scale Radio Networks"
2005-2006Member of an expert group to set up the European COST 2100 project
2008-2012Member of the national WRC 2012 preparatory group of Germany (focus on spectrum for THz Communications)
since 2008

Member of IEEE 802.15 THz Interest Group/Technical Advisory Group THz (Chair since 2009) 

2012-2017Chair Working Group Propagation European Association of Antennas and Propagation 
since 2012Representative of Technische Universität Braunschweig (Advisory Member) at the NGMN Alliance 
since 2013European School of Antennas (ESoA), Member of the Board 
2014-2017Chair IEEE 802.15 Task Group 3d (100 Gbit/s Wireless) 
2015-2017Vice-Chair IEEE 802.15 Task Group 3e (High Rate Close Proximity) 
since 2016Member of the Board of Directors European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP)
since 2018EU Coordinator Horizon 2020 EU-Japan-Project ThoR


Other Activities


since 1993Lecturer for the Carl Cranz Series for scientific education teaching wave propagation modelling and channel characterisation
2004-2009Study Dean for Computer and Communication Systems Engineering at TU Braunschweig
since 2008Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
2012Guest Lecturer at Dublin City University
since 2012Technical expert witness in regulatory and spectrum issues
since 2014Lecturer at the European School of Antennas
2015Technical expert in a patent litigation on Self-Organizing Networks before the UK High Court in London
since 2016Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation


Links to ongoing and past projects:

ThoR Tetrahertz end-to-end wireless systems supporting ultra high data Rate applications (2018-2021)

TERAPOD -Terahertz based Ultra High Bandwith Wireless Access Radio Networks (2017-2020)

iBroW - Innovative ultra-BROadband ubiquitous Wireless  communications through terahertz transceivers (2015-2018)

TERAPAN - Terahertz communication for Next Generation Wireless Personal Area Networks (2013-2016)

SEMAFOUR - Self-Management for Unified Heterogeneous RAdio Access Networks (2012-2015)

GreenNets - Power consumption and CO2 footprint reduction in mobile networks by advanced automated network management approaches (2011-2013)

SOCRATES / Self-configuration and self-optimising wireless networks (2008-2011) 

MOMENTUM / Modelling and Simulation of large-scale UMTS networks (2001-2003)



IEEE Standards Education: IEEE 802.15: Wireless Personal Area Networks

IEEE Standards Education: Why participate in Standards Developments?

IBroW Project Video

ThoR Project Video

Teropod Project Video

Keynote Speech @ EuCNC 2018 Opening Plenary Video

Interview @ EuCNC 2018 Video

SiMoNe Software Video