Erich Leitgeb

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

1995 …2024

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Erich Leitgeb was born in 1964 in Fürstenfeld (Styria, Austria) and received his master degree at the University of Technology Graz in 1994. From 1982 to 1984 he attended the military service, including a training to an officer for Communications in the Austrian army, and he is still active as an expert in military communications (current military rank Lieutenant-Colonel). In 1994 he started research work in Optical Communications at the Department of Communications and Wave Propagation (TU Graz). In February 1999 he received his PhD-degree with honours. Since January 2000 he is project leader of international research projects in the field of optical communications and he established and leads the research group for Optical Communications at TU Graz and joined international projects (like COST 270, the EU project SatNEx and SatNEx 2, COST 291, COST IC0802, IC1101 and currently MP1401, CA15127 and CA16220) and ESA projects in different functions.

End of 2003 he submitted his research work for the Associate Professor. Since 2011, he is Professor for Optical Communications and Wireless Applications at the Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering at TU Graz. He is giving lectures in Optical Communications Engineering, Antennas and Wave Propagation and Microwaves.

Erich Leitgeb had research stays at the Institute of Telecommuni­cations (FER) at the University of Zagreb (Croatia), at the University of Ljubljana and the Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS) in Ljubljana (Slovenia), and later within international projects at Northumbria University (UK), TU Brno and TU Ostrava (Czech. Republic) and TU Poznan (Poland). He gave guest lectures in “Optical Wireless” in the frame of ERASMUS / SOCRATES lecture mobility at University of Patras (2008 and 2009) and at University of Zagreb (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013). Since 2019 he is involved in CEEPUS and WTZ projects with research activities and teaching mobilities with TU Sofia, University Nis, University Maribor and TU Poznan. He is a Visiting Professor at the Northumbria University in Newcastle (UK) and he is a Member of IEEE, SPIE (the International Society for Optics and Photonics), OSA (Optical Society of America) and WCA (Wireless Communications Association). Since the EuCAP 2012, he is representative of “Optical Wireless” at EurAAP and since 2011 Austrian delegate of URSI Commission B (Fields and Waves).

Since 2003 he is reviewer for IEEE and SPIE conferences and journals and he acts as member of Technical Committees and Chairpersons on these conferences. Since 2007 he prepared international IEEE conferences (like CSNDSP 2008, ConTEL 2011, NOC 2013, ICTON 2014, ConTEL 2015, CoBCom 2016, CoBCom 2018, ConTEL 2019 and in July 2020 CoBCom 2020) as local organizer in Graz.

Erich Leitgeb is author and co-author of 7 book-chapters, around 50 Journal publications, 150 reviewed Conference papers, around 45 Invited Talks and more than 70 international scientific reports. For further information see the TUG-Online system under


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