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Advisory Board Co-Chairs








Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi (Director of the IIT Madras, Chennai, India)


  • 2011: Director of IITM and Honorary Director of the Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT) (since 2005)
  • 2005 – 2008: Dean of the Planning Department at IIT Madras
  • 1993 – 1999: Associate Professor at IIT Madras
  • 1986: Assistant Professor at IIT Madras
  • Post Doctoral Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, New Jersey, USA
  • 1985: Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Research Areas:

  • Modulation and coding for Mobile Communications
  • Wireless Communication Networks
  • Design and Implementation of Wireless Local Loop Systems



Prof. Dr. E. Schmachtenberg (Rector of the RWTH Aachen University, Germany)





  • 2008 (ongoing): Rector of RWTH Aachen University
  • 01/2014 (ongoing) President of IDEA League
  • 2006: Chair of Polymer Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2001: Chair of Plastics and Materials Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University and member of the Management Board of the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV)
  • 1993: Chair of Polymer Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Essen University, at the same time CEO of IKM GmbH, Essen
  • 1990: Head of the Polymer Processing Group, from 11/91 Head of the Design Department at the Polymer Division of Bayer AG, Leverkusen
  • 1988: Head of Research and Development, from 01/89 also Head of the officially certified Süddeutsches Kunststoff-Zentrum (SKZ) research and testing centre and member of the management board
  • 1981: Research Assistant, from 10/85 Head of the “Part Design, Materials Technology, and Fibre-Reinforced Plastics” section of the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV), RWTH Aachen University

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