Patrick Runge, Fraunhofer-Heinrich Hertz Institute, is member of the Steering Committee of ECIO 2017
Patrick Runge received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in computer science and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. From 2005 to 2007, he was with the Hymite GmbH, where he was involved in the RF design and measurement of optoelectronic packages for optical communication.
In 2007, he returned to the Technische Universität Berlin to pursue the Ph.D. degree, where he investigated nonlinear effects and applications of ultralong semiconductor optical amplifiers. After finishing his Ph.D. degree, he worked from 2010 to 2011 for a patent attorney. Since 2011, he is with the Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) where he is engaged in the development and fabrication of photodetectors based on InP. Currently, he is the head of the Detector Group within the Photonic Components Department at HHI.
About Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
At the heart of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute’s research work are developments of modern communication networks and multimedia systems. The staff develops concepts for innovative information technologies and creates new applications for new products in partnership with the industry.
The core competencies of the Fraunhofer HHI are in the areas of photonic networks and systems, fiber optic sensor systems and video coding and transmission. The research works of the institute are consistently orientated towards its fields of expertise and offer attractive solutions for market and development demands of the present and the future.
One focus is optical wireless communication. It enables high-speed short-range links, especially in environments where particular demands are made in terms of electromagnetic compatibility and security.
The Fraunhofer HHI focuses on 10 to 100 Gbit transmission in the field of high-performance telecom components. In the area of mobile broadband systems, the Fraunhofer HHI concentrates its development activities on signal processing, wireless link and system optimization.
The Fraunhofer HHI’s developments of fiber optic measuring systems enable new and innovative laser und sensor concepts. They play an important role in the optimisation of energy efficiency and are a key factor for new and future-oriented markets.
Main research topics are additionally in the area of video- and audio-coding and transmission. The Fraunhofer HHI makes a significant contribution in the fields of greater efficiency in compression methods, autostereoscopic 3D displays and in the integration of real and virtual worlds for immersive multimedia applications.