Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Zenger

Secure Mobile Networking

Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Secure Mobile Networking
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum

ID 2/345

(+49)(0)234 / 32 - 23095



Curriculum Vitae

since 2023Junior Professor, Ruhr University Bochum
since 2015PHYSEC GmbH, Co-Founder & CEO
Prof. Zenger co-founded PHYSEC in 2015 based on the work from his PhD. PHYSEC offers an innovative solution to secure the Internet of Things. The technology uses an Anti Tamper Radio (ATR) in combination with cryptographic protocols to prove physical statements remotely without requiring classical tamper-resistant hardware and cryptographic keys. With PHYSEC technology the authenticity, integrity and/or physical condition of almost any object can be verified. The solution by hand was awarded several times, e.g, by MIT, BMWi, and ECSO.
since 2021Member of Advisory Board, Kompetenzzentrum Digitale Wasserwirtschaft GmbH
since 2019Member of Scientific and Technical Advisory Board, Cube 5
2021 – 2023Adjunct Lecturer, Ruhr University Bochum
2017 – 2021Lecturer & Researcher (Post-Doc), Ruhr University Bochum
2013 – 2019Board Member, Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security
2013 – 2017PhD Student, Ruhr University Bochum

For more information visit Prof. Zengers LinkedIn profile.


In addition to teaching and researching future wireless systems, nuclear disarmament, and IoT- and hardware security (with a maximum focus on deep-tech practicality), I am fascinated by the challenge of knowledge transfer through industry collaborations and the founding of start-ups.

My start-up background in combination with my professorship enable me to pass on my experience to interested students according to the motto "support and challenge", to continuously optimize an intrinsic start-up mindset in the university ecosystem and to develop sustainable perspectives.

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