Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2010
    Head of Institute of Microwave Systems, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • Since 2010
    Vice-Dean for Research, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • 2006 – 2009
    Head of the Institute for Radiofrequency and Microwave Engineering at the Leibniz University Hannover

  • 2005 – 2009
    Juniorprofessor at the Institute for Radiofrequency and Microwave Engineering at the Leibniz University Hannover

  • 2002
    Dr.-Ing. Doctoral thesis "Methods for the precise measurement of the scattering and the noise parameters of linear two-ports at microwave frequencies"

  • 1997 – 2005
    Scientific researcher, Institute for High Frequencies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

  • 1997
    Dipl.-Ing., Diploma thesis "Development and realization of a synthesizer based on fractional phase locked loops for the generation of highly linear frequency ramps at microwave frequencies

  • 1995
    Studienarbeit, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

  • 1992 – 1997
    Study of electrical engineering; Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Selected publications

  • C. Schulz, J. Runkel, M. Oberberg, P. Awakowicz, I. Rolfes, "Diagnostics of Plasma Processes Based on Parallelized Spatially Resolved In-Situ Reflection Measurements," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 64(2), 616-623, 2016

  • C. Schulz, T. Styrnoll, P. Awakowicz, I. Rolfes, "The Planar Multipole Resonance Probe: Chal-lenges and Prospects of a Planar Plasma Sensor," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 64(4), 857-864, 2015

  • C. Orlob, T. Reinecke, E. Denicke, B. Geck, I. Rolfes, "Compact Unfocused Antenna Setup for X-Band Free-Space Dielectric Measurements Based on Line-Network-Network Calibration Method," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 62(7), 1982-1989, 2013

  • G. Armbrecht, C. Zietz, E. Denicke, I. Rolfes , "Dielectric Tube Antennas for Industrial Radar Level Gauging," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 60(11), 5083-5091, 2012

  • G. Armbrecht, C. Zietz, E. Denicke, I. Rolfes, "Antenna Impact on the Gauging Accuracy of Industrial Radar Level Measurements," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Tech-niques, 59, 2554-2562, 2011

  • S. K. Hampel, O. Schmitz, M. Tiebout, I. Rolfes, "Inductorless Low-Voltage and Low-Power Wideband Mixer for Multistandard Receivers," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 58(5), 1384-1390, 2010

  • T. Zelder, B. Geck, M. Wollitzer, I. Rolfes, H. Eul, "Contactless Vector Network Analysis With Printed Loop Couplers," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 56(11), 2628-2634, 2008

  • I. Rolfes, B. Schiek, "Multiport Method for the Measurement of the Scattering Parameters of N-Ports," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 53, 1990-1996, 2005

  • T. Musch, I. Rolfes, B. Schiek, "A Highly Linear Frequency Ramp Generator based on a Frac-tional Divider Phase-Locked-Loop," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 48(2), 634-637, 1999

  • B. Schiek, I. Rolfes, H.-J. Siweris, "Noise in High-Frequency Circuits and Oscillators," Wiley & Sons Inc., 2006



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Deputy Speaker of the Collaborative Research Center SFB/TRR 196 "Mobile Material Characterization and Localization by Electromagnetic Sensing", 2017

  • Head of a module within the Christian Doppler-Laboratory „Nonlinear Signal Processing“ of Prof. Kubin (TU Graz), 2006 – 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Liaison Officer of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, since 2015

  • Member of acatech, the national academy of science and engineering, since 2015

  • Member of the board of ITG (Informationstechnische Gesellschaft) within VDE, since 2015

  • Member of the board of trustees (Kuratorium) of the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques, Wachtberg, ince 2013

  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the GHz Center, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2012 – 2016

  • Vice president of the german association of university professors (DHV, Deutscher Hochschulverband), since 2010

  • Board member of IEEE MTT-AP chapter, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Microwave Theory and Techniques society, Antennas and Propagation society, since 2008

  • Board member of VDE-ITG commission 9.1, Measurement techniques for the in-formation technology, Informationstechnische Gesellschaft im Verband der Elekt-rotechnik, der Elektronik und Informatik, since 2007

  • Board member of commission A: Electromagnetic Metrology, International Union of Radio Science (U.R.S.I.), since 2006

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • married, two children


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