Thomas Kürner received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990, and his Dr.-Ing. degree in 1993, both from Universität Karlsruhe (Germany). From 1990 to 1994 he was with the Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE) at the University of Karlsruhe working on wave propagation modelling, radio channel characterisation and radio network planning. From 1994 to 2003, he was with the radio network planning department at the headquarters of the GSM 1800 and UMTS operator E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH &Co KG, Düsseldorf, where he was team manager radio network planning support from 1999 to 2003. He was responsible for radio network planning tools, algorithms, processes and parameters. Since 2003 he is Professor for Mobile Radio Systems at the TU Braunschweig. His working areas are propagation, traffic and mobility models for automatic planning of mobile radio networks, self-organization of cellular networks, car-to-x communications as well as indoor channel characterisation for high-speed short-range systems including future terahertz communication systems and accuracy of satellite navigation systems. In 2012 he was a guest lecturer at Dublin City University. He has been engaged in several international bodies such as ITU-R SG 3, UMTS Forum Spectrum Aspects Group and COST. Currently he chairs the IEEE 802.15 Task Group 3d 100Gbit/s and the IEEE 802.15 Interest Group THz. Since 2008 he is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
He is a Senior Member of IEEE and an elected member of URSI commission F.
Her main research interests concern phased array antennas and periodic structures, leaky wave antennas, antenna/front-end integration, digital beam forming and MIMO techniques, mainly for radar application