Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Scheytt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Scheytt

Christoph Scheytt is professor in the research group System and Circuit Technology.

Fachgruppe Schaltungstechnik
Heinz Nixdorf Institut
Universität Paderborn
Fürstenallee 11
33102 Paderborn
telephone:+49 5251 60-6350
facsimile:+49 5251 60-6351

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Curriculum Vitae:

Christoph Scheytt heads the chair for Circuit Design and leads the working group System and Circuit Technology of the Heinz Nixdorf Institute. After studying Electrical Engineering at Ruhruniversity of Bochum, he was a research assistant (1995 to 2000) at the chair for Integrated Systems at the Ruhruniversity Bochum. In 2000 he received a Dr.-Ing. (PhD) in Electrical Engineering (with highest honors). In the same year he founded together with a colleague from university the company advICo microelectronics GmbH in Recklinghausen, an IC design service company. For 6 years he served as managing director at advICo. In 2006 he left advICo to become department head of the Circuit Design Department at IHP Leibnizinstitut für innovative Mikroelektronik in Frankfurt an der Oder. In 2012 he became a full Professor (W3) for Circuit Design at University of Paderborn. In 2015 Prof. Scheytt was offered a professorship (W3) for Integrated High-Frequency Systems at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) which he declined.


Prof. Scheytt is a board member of Heinz Nixdorf Institute and board member of CeOPP (Center of Optopelectronics and Photonics Paderborn), as well as a member of IEEE, VDE, EURAMIG, Photonics21, and the EPIC industry consortium. He serves in various program committees of conferences (EumW,  GeMIC, IEEE BCTM, WinTeSYS etc.). For various scientific periodicals he acts as a reviewer (IEEE JSSC, IEEE T-MTT, IEEE MWCL and others) and is a reviewer for research projects for research institutions like Mitacs (Canada), STW (Netherlands) and the DFG. He has published more than 150 refereed journal articles and conference papers and holds 15 patents. He is initiator and coordinator of the DFG Priority ProgrammeElectronic-Photonic Integrated Systems for Ultrafast Signal Processing” (SPP2111) which started in 2018.


Research Profile:

The research in the working group System and Circuit Technology is related to the design of integrated circuits (ICs) and systems using modern nano-/micro-electronic semiconductor technology. The focus is on one side on high-frequency ICs for wireless communications and sensing in a frequency range from 1 GHz up to very high frequencies (300 GHz and above). Typical applications are mm-Wave- and THz-communication, RFID, as well as Radar (automotive radar, drone radar, industrial radar). On the other side we investigate and develop ultrafast ICs for fiber-optic communication, optical sensing, and electronic-photonic signal processing. For our ICs we use the latest semiconductor technologies (CMOS, SiGe BiCMOS) as well as novel silicon photonics technologies which allow for integration of optical and electronic circuits on a single chip. Typical applications are fiber-optic and free-space optical communications (wide area networks, data center communications, quantum communication) and optical sensing (LIDAR for autonomous cars, gas sensors, spectroscopy).