Werner Thiel received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees from the University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. From 1995 to 2001, he was a Research Assistant with the Department of Microwave Techniques at the University of Ulm, where he was conducting research in computational electromagnetics and the design and optimization of nonlinear millimeter wave components. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His research activities and interests were computational electromagnetics with emphasis on the finite difference time domain (FDTD) technique, with applications to microelectromechanical structures (MEMS) and large-scale communication problems. In 2003, he joined EMAG Technologies, where he was developing the commercial FDTD software EMCube. Since 2007, he has been with Ansys working on hybrid field-circuit technology used for fast analysis of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and packages. In 2012, he became the manager of an R&D group overseeing Ansys’ electronics hybrid field circuit and integral equation solvers. His research includes advanced numerical methods for the analysis of microwave, millimeter-wave, signal and power integrity, and power electronics applications. He holds 3 patents and more than 25 journal and conference publications.