Georg Gläser, M. Sc. Photograph: IMMS.
Georg Gläser, M. Sc. Photograph: IMMS.

Voices of colleagues

Georg Gläser, M. Sc.

„My first contact with IMMS was when I went to the lectures of Professors Sommer and Töpfer and Dr. Hennig while I was reading for my BSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Ilmenau University of Technology (TU). Then, in my research seminars, I was directly involved, both during the BSc and the MSc. IMMS had developed the drive for the terahertz scanner and I was working on a multiplexer design for it. The fact that the Institute focuses on a range of systems (analogue components in ASICs as well as software itself) suited me very nicely because signal processing and electromagnetics were what I had studied and I could keep the connection with circuit engineering. I was given excellent supervision during my industrial placement on microelectronics at IMMS. I was fully involved in a research project to create a high-temperature measurement system with digital signal processing. It was thus the logical next step to write my BSc and MSc dissertations here. The BSc dissertation was a basis for my MSc work, in which I was able develop an idea I had on how to improve SystemC simulations at the transaction level and to put it into practice from beginning to end. My research results contributed directly to the GreenSense research project and are being used again in the EROLEDT project. Thanks to regular discussion with the people who later became my colleagues, and thanks to the presentation of my interim results in the IMMS Scientific Seminar, I was able to reflect theoretical principles in practical examples and obtain real-world experience. Not only that, but Professor Sommer gave me the opportunity to do some teaching at Ilmenau University of Technology, holding seminars on circuit engineering. The seminars were not only great fun to give, but brought me much new knowledge as well as general experience, all of which I can put to good use at IMMS. As a post-graduate I have been able to remain with the Institute and am currently working in the microelectronics department where I am mainly involved with system architectures and their evaluation, which means I am continuing with development work for which I laid the foundations in my degree courses. All the knowledge I am acquiring is building up a base for my doctoral studies on analogue coverage. What a good choice I made in joining IMMS, not only academically but personally. The atmosphere in our team, the international stage on which we play and our constructive discussions constantly contribute to my personal and professional progress. I really enjoy working at IMMS and would make the same choice of job all over again.”