Erwin Hochmair

Universität Innsbruck, Austria

Erwin Hochmair received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr. techn. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in 1964 and 1967, respectively. Since 1986 he is a Full Professor of applied physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He held positions at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, and at the Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. From 1993 to 1995 he was Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Innsbruck. His research interests encompass circuit design, RF engineering, and signal processing applications, and focus on many aspects of cochlear implant design. He has (co-)authored over 100 technical articles and holds about 50 patents. He is the recipient of the 1977 Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, the Holzer-Preis of the TU Vienna, the Erwin Schrödinger Preis of the Austrian Academy of Sciences 2003, and has been awarded an honorary Dr. med. degree from the Technical University of Munich in 2004. Together with his wife, who also holds several degrees in electrical engineering, he has founded several companies in the field of biomedical engineering.

Biography Updated on 21 January 2005

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