Lorenz-Peter Schmidt (M’87–SM’02) received the Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany, in 1974 and 1979, respectively. From 1974 to 1979, he was with the Technical University of Aachen, as a Research Assistant, where he was concerned with the analysis of transverse discontinuities in microstrip lines. In 1979, he became a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with The University of Texas at Austin.
From 1980 to 1998, he was with AEG-Telefunken (later DASA, now CASSIDIAN), Ulm, Germany, where he later became the Head of the Corporate Advanced Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Development Department. Since 1998, he has been a Full Professor and the Head of the Chair for Microwave Engineering and High-Frequency Technology, University of Erlangen–Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany. His research and development activities included GaAs MMIC design up to 100 GHz, millimeter-wave interconnect and packaging technologies, radar sensors, transceiver front-end technology, and antennas and in the range of 10–100 GHz. His main research interests are in the field of millimeter-wave and terahertz components and antenna technologies, as well as active and passive imaging systems, laser technology, and microwave/photonic interaction.
Dr. Schmidt is a member of VDE. He is the chairman of the German Association for Electrical Technologies (VDE)/Information Technology Society (ITG) Expert Group on Microwave Techniques. He is a member of the German IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT)/Antennas and Propagation (AP) Chapter Commission. In 2003, he was the general chairman of European Microwave Week and the chairman of the European Microwave Conference, Munich, Germany. Until 2010, he was the German representative of the European Microwave Association (EuMA) General Assembly.