Gerhard P. Fettweis, earned a Ph.D. under H. Meyr at RWTH Aachen in 1990. After a postdoc at IBM Research, San Jose, he joined TCSI, Berkeley, USA. Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany. Since 2018 he additionally heads the new Barkhausen Institute. 2019 he was elected into the DFG Senate (German Research Foundation). He researches wireless transmission and chip design, coordinates 5G++Lab Germany, spun-out 17 tech and 3 non-tech startups, and is member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), and German Academy of Engineering (acatech).