Dr. Robert Makon
Head of the FoSTDIC 2012 Program commitee
||Dr. Robert Elvis Makon, Head of the FoSTDiC 2012 Program committee explains in an interview why people should attend the forum
Dr. Robert Makon, you are leading the team that is responsible for the program of the 8th Symposium the FoSTDiC 2012, which will be held on 18th/19th May in Dortmund, Germany. Could you introduce yourself and present the other members of your team?
As the majority of the members of the organisation committee, I am Cameroonian and left my country of origin after finishing my baccalaureat to tackle university studies in Germany. I received my degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bochum and my PhD in Microelectronics from the University of Karlsruhe. Following my strong focus on academics and research activities, I worked with the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Solid-State Physics in Freiburg as a member of the scientist staff, I was in charge of developing microelectronic circuits for next generation fiber-optics based data transmission systems. Nevertheless aiming for a better coupling of my scientist background with the development of innovative, technical, and commercial products, I then moved to industry, namely Rohde Schwarz (Munich, Germany) where I am currently a senior member of the research and development group, working on the development of highspeed electronics for test measurement instruments, radio communication equipments, secure communication, and broadcasting systems.