Heinrich (Henry) Wolf
“...There are always new things to learn..."
Heinrich (Henry) Wolf received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and his PhD from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He joined the Chair of Integrated Circuits at the TUM as a member of the scientific staff working on Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) related issues. This involved modeling of ESD-protection elements, parameter extraction techniques and test chip design. In 1999 he joined the Munich branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) which became the Institution for Solid State Technologies EMFT in 2010. He was involved in the investigation of ESD phenomena for CMOS and Smart Power Technologies. Furthermore he published at the EOS/ESD Symposium several papers on the development of ESD test methods and tester characterization. Currently he is coordinating the ESD related projects at the EMFT and is also working in the field of RF design which includes simulation and characterization of transmission lines and resonator structures up to 110 GHz. Furthermore, he serves for the TPC of the EOS/ESD Symposium and the IEW.
Heinrich has been married for more than 15 years to Carola. They have a teenage daughter named Tabea, His hobbies include playing electronic drums and synthesizer and riding his motor bike. “Maybe in near future I will also start horse riding, since I like watching my wife and my daughter when they have their lessons in horse riding (somehow watching riding horses has a relaxing effect to me).”
After attending a few ESDA conferences Heinrich began volunteereing as a monitor for seminars. Since 2005 He has served on the Technical Program Committee and as a moderator at the EOS/ESD Symposium Heinrich is also an active volunteer at the international Electrostatic Workshop (IEW) as a member of member of the TPC and he presented a seminar.
He attended the EOS/ESD Symposium for the first time in 1996 not knowing what would come from there. However, it was no problem to get in touch with other members in the ESDA and to start volunteering. Since then, being a volunteer helped im to stay at the leading edge of the ESD industry. “Since you can meet people from different countries and with different background in the field of ESD, discussions with other experts made me look at things from different perspectives which can be very valuable. There are always new things to learn. Furthermore, being a volunteer also helped to establish a professional network which can support the daily work.”