Ulrich L. Rohde - Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult Rohde was born in Munich, studied electrical engineering in the 1960s and began his professional career as a development engineer. From 1968 to 1974, he held the position of Technical Director for Military Communications Systems at AEG Telefunken Ulm. He has been a partner at Rohde & Schwarz since 1973. From 1974 to 1982, he served as Head of the Rohde& Schwarz subsidiary in Fairfield / USA. Subsequently, he worked as Managing Director of the Radiocommunications Systems field of business at RCA. In 1985, he took over the reins at Compact Software, which he led until 1997. In addition, he serves as Chairman of Synergy Microwave. From 2003-2007 he was a member of the advisory council of IHP Microelectronics, Frankfurt (Oder). He is currently Honorary Professor for High Frequency and Microwave Engineering at the university in Cottbus (Germany), and he carries the title of Full and Guest Professor at many universities in the USA and Europe, including: the University of Florida, Gainesville, George Washington University, Washington DC, University of Oradea, Romania and the University of Bradford, England.