Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae Prof. Dr. rer.nat., Dr. Ing. E.h. Wolfgang Keydel


11.07.1936 Borne in Berlin, Germany
1956 Matura „Humanistisches Friedrichsgymnasium“,Kassel, Germany

1956 -1967 

Philipps University Marburg, and University Hamburg, Study of Physics and Mathematics

1963



1967

 “Diploma” Physicist Degree  from the Philipps University Marburg. Thesis on "Experimentelle Untersuchungen an ebenen Flächen-dipolen"

Dr.rer nat.(Doctor in Natural Sciences) Degree.Thesis on "Near field Analysis of Cone Antennas with Elliptical Cross Sections"

1961 –1967 Institute of Applied Physics of the Philipps University of Marburg, R&D Laboratory Supervisor, and Assistant Professor 
1968 - 1977 AEG-TELEFUNKEN, Airborne Systems Department, Ulm, Germany
1968 - 1969 Scientist for Analysis of Radar, Clutter affecting Missile Guidance and Fusing Systems, Antennas and Wave Propagation, Electromagnetic Interference etc.
1970 -1977 Head of Basic Research Department
1977 -1978 AEG-TELEFUNKEN, Head of Mobile Communications Department, Ulm
1978 - 2001 Director of DLR Microwaves & Radar Institute (Staff always between 90 and130). Responsible for all scientific, technologic & organizational decisions including Scientific Programs, Finances and
Personnel as well as for acquisition of all Financial & Material Resources (salaries, projects, facilities).Supervision & Technical Guidance for High Resolution Air/Space-borne Radar/SAR and Microwave Multi-spectral Radiometry, Sensor Systems and Remote Sensing with Applications (oil slick verification), Antennas & Wave Propagation
1990 - 1997 Elected Representative of DLR Research Department "Communications Technology & Remote Sensing (CTRS)" ( 6 major institutes ), responsible for exterior and interior representation of the Research Department DLR-CTRS, for financial requests exceeding TDM 100, and Personnel (senior/executive staff); decisions on Organisational Structure; responsible for the Departments Overall Research Program Development & Execution within DLR-CTRS, specifically in Space Communications, Remote Sensing & Microwave Navigational Systems, Department has been decomposed in 1997 due to DLR reorganisation.
1997 - 1999 Speaker of the Newly founded DLR-Cluster for Remote Sensing and Navigation (4 Institutes in Oberpfaffenhofen and Berlin, Institutefor Radio Frequency Technology, Oberpfaffenhofen (staff 130), Institute for Optoelectronics, Oberpfaffenhofen (staff 80), Institute for Space Sensor Technology, Berlin (staff 80).Responsible for Cluster Research Programs, Personnel and Financial Ressources, Acquisition as well as for Overall Organisational Structure, exterior and interior representation of the Cluster. In 1999 the Cluster has been decomposed.
1999 - 2001
Speaker of newly founded DLR-Cluster for Radio Frequency and Communication Techniques ( 2 Institutes in Oberpfaffenhofen: Institute for Radio Frequency Technology and Radar (staff 90), Institute for Communication and Navigation (staff 140)).Responsible for steering of the Clusters Research Programmes, Personnel and Financial Resources, Acquisition as well as for Overall Organisational Structure, exterior and interior representation of the Cluster. (Since 2000-01-01 the DLR Centre Oberpfaffenhofen has been reorganised and newly established.)
1999 - 2001 Guest Professor at the Kepler University, Linz
01.08.2001 Retired
11.04.2003 Dr.Ing.E.h.(honoris causa) Degree from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg for scientific and organisational merits in Earth Remote Sensing
 26.06.2008  Honorary Professorship for Microwave Remote Sensing from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

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