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Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Wietfeld

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Wietfeld Photo of Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Wietfeld

(+49)231 755-4515

(+49)231 755-6136

Consultation hours
Monday, 14:00h-15:00h and on appointment

Technische Universität Dortmund
Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und
Lehrstuhl für

Otto-Hahn-Str. 6
D-44227 Dortmund

Raum C1-04-179

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Telephone: (+49)231 755-7078


Curriculum Vitae

Timeframe Activity
1986-1992 Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen, Graduated as Dipl.-Ing.
1991 Industrial Traineeship with Siemens Communication Systems in England


RWTH Aachen, Researcher at the Chair of Communications Networks (ComNets/Prof. Walke):
  • Various collaborative research projects related to Vehicle-to-X Communications and in particular Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC)
  • Contributions to CEN TC 278 Road Transport and Traffic Telematics / ISO TC 204 Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Project Team Leader of expert group drafting the EN ISO 14906 standard
1997 Dr.-Ing. with thesis on „Mobile Radio Networks for European Traffic Telematics", summa cum laude


Siemens AG, Mobile Communication Networks:
  • Standardization Manager 3G Networks (in ITU-T, ETSI, 3GPP)
  • Director Systems Engineering: Performance Enhancing Proxies
  • Director Product Line Management: Mobile Service Platforms
  • Board member of WAP Forums (today Open Mobile Alliance http://www.openmobilealliance.org/
1998 „Borchers-Award“ of the RWTH Aachen
1999 „Outstanding Contribution Award“ of the ITU-T for contributions to the standardization of 3rd generation mobile networks (IMT-2000)
1999-2004 Teaching assignment for lecture on "Mobile Radio Networks" at RWTH Aachen
2001 und 2003 Management-Programs at Business Schools Kellogg/Chicago and Babson/Boston
Since 2005 Head of the Communication Networks Institute of the Dortmund University of Technology:
  • Member of the Board the DFG SFB 876 (Deputy Speaker)
  • Project coordinator of the projects Airshield, AVIGLE and LARUS
  • Speaker of German-French research projects Anchors and BERCOM
  • Lead scientist of the projects MORE und SPIDER
  • Member of the steering group of the German Centre for Rescue Robotics (DRZ e.V.)
  • TU Dortmund Lead/Work Package Leader of the projects MobileEmerGIS, Galileo4FireBrigades, MobisPro,SAVE, EDeMa, e-IKT, Sec2, FFWS, DFG research group, TIE-IN, AIRBEAM, metropol-E, ...
  • Co-Chair of ITG (IEEE sister organization in Germany) committee "Communication networks and systems" (2008-2019)
  • Officer within IEEE TC on Smart Grid Communications (Vice Chair of committee)
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Intern. Workshops on Wireless Networking for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles Wi-UAV (2010-2018)
  • Co-Editor of the Journal on "Emerging Telecommunication Technologies", Wiley (from 2007 to 2015)
  • Editor of IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine (from 2016)
  • More than 250+ peer-reviewed conference papers, journal papers, book chapters and patent applications (H-Index 35 according to Google Scholar as of Sept 2020, List of Publications)
  • 14 Best Paper Awards
  • 18 supervised dissertations, approx. 15 PhD students
  • Co-Founder and scientific mentor of start-up phase of spin-offs comnovo GmbH, verisco GmbH and Smart Robotic Systems GmbH
  • Member of advisory board of Centre for Entrepreneurship (CET) of TU Dortmund University (since 2018)  


  • IEEE Senior Member
  • VDI

Research Interests:

System Design, Modelling and Quantative Performance Evaluation of Cutting-edge Communication Networks and Cyber Physical Systems:

  • 5G with specific focus on Campus Networks
  • 6G with focus on Mission-Critical Machine-Type Communications and Digital Network Twins
  • Smart Grid / Electric Vehicle Communications
  • Cognitive Networking for Unmanned Autonomous (especially Aerial) Vehicles
  • Energy-autonomous, Geo-based Sensor Networks, inkl. High-Precision Wireless Positioning Technologies
  • Multi-Scale, Stochastic Simulation



List of publications

Google Scholar Profile (4800+ citations, H-Index 35, 09/2020)


Activities in Scientific Community


University Functions

  • Dean of the Faculty Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (2010-2012)
  • Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (2008-2010)
  • Member of the Senate of the University (2006-2008)
  • Teaching Quality Evaluation Officer (since 2005)


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