Thomas Schlechter, born 1979, has been studying both in technical (Dipl.-Ing. Electronics/Electrical Engineering/Information Technology in 2007, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg) and in economical fields (M.A. Economical Science/Psychology/Slavonic Studies in 2010, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and Mag. rer. soc. oec. in the field of innovation management in 2016, AAU Klagenfurt). During his dissertation at the AAU Klagenfurt he was heavily involved in projects covering digital circuit design and signal processing for RFICs (HF-RFID and software defined radio in the context of energy efficient front end architectures for LTE user equipments). Furthermore, he was extensively contributing to building up the recently established chair for “Embedded Systems and Signal Processing” and responsible for acquiring funding projects.
After several months as senior researcher, he chose the journey towards the industrial environment. At SKIDATA AG he was employed as system architect in the newly established innovation team where he was responsible for the evaluation of innovative technical concepts within the scope of the SKIDATA product portfolio. Following this employment, as a research group leader at the GEIRI research center in Berlin he was responsible for the development of application specific distributed sensor nodes covering also appropriate signal processing approaches. After an additional one year journey to Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, a Bosch Spin-Off for IoT topics, he was appointed for a professorship at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in June 2018.
Along with multiple scientific publications, Thomas Schlechter was able to file and hold a significant number of patents resulting from his work in industry.