Christoph Mecklenbräuker

Univ.Prof. Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing.
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Christoph Mecklenbräuker received the Dipl-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from Vienna University of Technology in 1992 and the Dr.-Ing. degree from Ruhr-University of Bochum in 1998, respectively. His doctoral thesis was awarded with the Gert Massenberg Prize.

From 1997-2000, he worked for the Mobile Networks Radio department of Siemens AG Austria participating in ACTS 90 FRAMES. He was a delegate to the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and engaged in the standardization of UMTS.

Since June 2000, he was a senior researcher at the Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (ftw.) in the field of mobile communications, key researcher since November 2002, and proxy since July 2003. Between 2006 and 2009, he coordinated the FP6 project “Multiple-Access Space-Time Coding Testbed” (MASCOT) on behalf of ftw. He was active in COST Action 2100 Pervasive Mobile and Ambient Wireless Communications and COST Action IC1004 Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments.

In 2006, he joined the Institute of Communications and Radio Frequency Engineering at Vienna University of Technology as a full professor. Since July 2009, he leads the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Wireless Technologies for Sustainable Mobility. His current research interests include radio interfaces for future vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, RFID-based wireless tags and sensors, ultra-wideband radio (UWB) and MIMO-OFDM based transceivers (4G LTE and beyond).

Christoph Mecklenbräuker is a member of the IEEE, the Antennas and Propagation Society, the Vehicular Technology society, the Signal Processing society, and the Intelligent Transportaton Society. He is senior editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is the councilor of the IEEE Student Branch Wien.

Christoph Mecklenbräuker is a member of EURASIP. He is associate editor of the EURASIP Journal of Advances in Signal Processing.

Chris plays the trumpet (now and then) and is an amateur radio operator (callsign: OE1VMC). He is active in the Radio Amateur Club of TU Wien (callsign: OE1XTU).

Research Topics

Research Group “Flexible Wireless Systems

What should 5G be like?

Some research projects in this direction:

  • Christian Doppler Laboratories
  • Dependable Vehicular Connectivity
    • Concealed antennas for vehicle chassis of carbon fiber reinforced plastics
    • Real-time emulation of vehicular communication channels (National Instruments Lead User Group Member, cooperation with AIT)
    • Characterization of vehicular millimeter wave channels (funded by GACR and team at TU Brno)
  • Efficient wireless power transfer for RFID / NFC
  • Sparsity-inspired algorithms for antenna array processing:
    • Compressed channel state information feedback (cooperation with AIT)
    • Sequential sparse signal estimation (with UCSD)
    • Sparse Bayesian learning for directions of arrival (with UCSD)


Summer term:

  • 389.157 Wireless Communications 1
  • 389.153 Datenkommunikation (in german)
  • 389.122 Convex Optimization for Signal Processing and Communications
  • 389.104 Antenna Design and Realization
  • 389.190 Centimeter- and Millimeterwaves
  • 389.033 International Seminar

Winter term:



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