Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Pohl

In­te­grated Systems

Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Integrated Systems
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Uni­ver­si­täts­stra­ße 150
44801 Bo­chum, Germany

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  • Pro­fes­sor for In­te­grated Sys­te­ms, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
    since 06/2016
  • Team Leader for Chip De­sign and Deputy Head of the Integrated Circuits and Sensor Systems Department (ISS) at the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR in Wacht­berg near Bonn, Germany
    since 06/2016
  • Professor for High Frequency Integrated Circuits, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
    09/2015 - 05/2016
  • Head of Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR
    Millimeter-wave radar and ultrahigh-frequency sensors (MHS) department in Wachtberg near Bonn, Germany
    02/2013 - 05/2016
  • Junior Professor for Integrated Systems, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
    02/2011 - 08/2015
  • Doctorate in electrical engineering and information technology, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
    2006 - 2010, Topic “System concepts and SiGe bipolar circuits for a high bandwidth 80 GHz radar system”, graduated in 02/2010 as Dok­tor-In­ge­nieur
  • Study of electrical engineering and information technology, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum


  • Integrated circuits for frequency synthesis and for radar technology
  • Circuits for multi-channel measurement systems (MIMO radar)
  • Ultrahigh-frequency circuits up to 300 GHz and beyond
  • High-resolution and miniaturized radar systems
  • Direct and integrated antennas
  • Radar signal processing


  • Eu­ropean Micro­wa­ve As­so­cia­ti­on (EuMA)
    Member since 2015
  • Deut­sches Tera­hertz-Zen­trum e.V.
    Member since 2015
  • Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee: MTT-16 Micro­wa­ve Sys­tems Com­mit­tee
    Member since 2013
  • VDE-ITG-Fach­aus­schus­ses 7.3 „Mi­kro­wel­len­tech­nik“ (In­for­ma­ti­ons­tech­ni­sche Ge­sell­schaft im Ver­band der Elek­tro­tech­nik Elek­tro­nik In­for­ma­ti­ons­tech­nik e.V.)
    Member since 2013
  • U.R.S.I. (In­ter­na­tio­nal Union of Radio Sci­ence)
    Member of Commission A: Electromagnetic Metrology since 2012
  • Deut­scher Hoch­schul­ver­band (DHV)
    Member since 2011
  • In­sti­tu­te of Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tro­nics En­gi­neers (IEEE), sowie in der Micro­wa­ve Theo­ry and Tech­ni­ques So­cie­ty (MTT-S) und der So­lid-Sta­te Cir­cuits So­cie­ty (SSCS)
    Se­ni­or Mem­ber since 2014
    Mem­ber since 2011
    Stu­dent Mem­ber since 2007
  • Ver­band der Elek­tro­tech­nik Elek­tro­nik In­for­ma­ti­ons­tech­nik e.V. (VDE) und In­for­ma­ti­ons­tech­ni­sche Ge­sell­schaft (ITG)
    Member since 2001


  • IEEE MTT-S In­ter­na­tio­nal Micro­wa­ve Work­shop Se­ries on Ad­van­ced Ma­te­ri­als and Pro­ces­ses
    TPC chair 2019
  • IEEE Com­pu­ter So­cie­ty An­nual Sym­po­si­um on VLSI (IS­VL­SI)
    Track Chair für Ana­log and Mi­xed-Si­gnal Cir­cuits 2016, 2017
  • Eu­ropean Con­fe­rence on Syn­the­tic Aper­tu­re Radar (EUSAR)
    Pro­gram Com­mit­tee since 2016
  • IEEE MTT-S In­ter­na­tio­nal Con­fe­rence on Micro­wa­ves for In­tel­li­gent Mo­bi­li­ty (ICMIM)
    Re­view­er since 2015
  • IEEE To­pi­cal Mee­tings on Si­li­con Mo­no­li­thic In­te­gra­ted Cir­cuits in RF Sys­tems (SIRF)
    Chair 2018
    TPC Chair 2017
    Exe­cu­ti­ve Com­mit­tee since 2015
  • In­ter­na­tio­nal Micro­wa­ve Sym­po­si­um (IMS)
    Tech­ni­cal Pro­gram Re­view Com­mit­tee 2016
    Stu­dent De­sign Com­pe­ti­ti­on Or­ga­ni­zer since 2014
    Work­shop Or­ga­ni­zer 2014, 2019
  • In­ter­na­tio­nal So­lid-Sta­te Cir­cuits Con­fe­rence (ISSCC)
    Stu­dent Re­se­arch Pre­view Re­view­er 2014 and 2015
  • IEEE Bi­po­lar/BiC­MOS Cir­cuits and Tech­no­lo­gy Mee­ting (BCTM)
    Chair of Wire­less Sub­com­mit­tee since 2016
    Member of Tech­ni­cal Pro­gram Com­mit­tee at Wire­less Sub­com­mit­tee since 2013
  • Eu­ropean Micro­wa­ve Week (EUMW)
    TPC Chair Eu­ropean Radar Con­fe­rence (EuRAD) 2017
    Tech­ni­cal Pro­gram Com­mit­tee 2015,2016,2017,2018
    Local Or­ga­ni­zing Com­mit­tee 2013
    Re­view­er since 2013
  • IEEE To­pi­cal Con­fe­rence on Wire­less Sen­sors and Sen­sor Net­works (WIS­Net)
    Re­view­er since 2013
  • Ger­man Micro­wa­ve Con­fe­rence (GEMIC)
    Co-Chair and TPC Chair 2016
    Re­view­er since 2012


  • 06/2018: Out­stan­ding young en­gi­neer award of IEEE MTT-S
    for out­stan­ding early ca­re­er cont­ri­bu­ti­ons to the micro­wa­ve pro­fes­si­on, es­pe­ci­al­ly to mil­li­me­ter-wa­ve in­te­gra­ted cir­cuits and radar tech­ni­ques.
  • 09/2017: In­ter­na­tio­nal IHP "Wolf­gang Mehr" Fel­lowship Award 2017
    Awarded for research in high-frequency electronics.
  • 01/2015: Demo Award of IEEE Radio Wire­less Week
    Awarded for the demo "Compact High Resolution Radar at 80 GHz and 140 GHz".
  • 05/2013: Karl-Ar­nold-Preis
    Awarded by the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts on May 15, 2013 as the sole laureate
  • 10/2012: EUMIC (Eu­ropean Micro­wa­ve In­te­gra­ted Cir­cuits Con­fe­rence) Prize
    Awarded for the paper "A 24GHz Wideband Single-Channel SiGe Bipolar Transceiver Chip for Monostatic FMCW Radar Systems" together with other co-authors.
  • 11/2009: EE­Ef­Com In­no­va­ti­ons­preis
    Awarded for "Advances in Industrial Radar Level Measurements" in the consortium
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