Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Wehn


Building 12, Room 232
67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone: (+49) 631 / 205-4436
Fax: (+49) 631 / 205-4437
Email: norbert.wehn(at)

Research Areas

VLSI-architectures for mobile communication, forward error correction techniques, advanced SoC, reliability issues in integrated circuits, low-power techniques, transient computing, advanced memory architectures, in-memory computing, 3D integration, hardware accelerators for machine learning and big data applications, IoT. More than 300 publications at prestigious conferences and magazines.

Education and Professional Career

1978 - 1984

Field of Study: Computer Engineering at the TU Darmstadt, diploma degree

1984 - 1991

Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant at the Institute for Microelectronics at the TU Darmstadt, Germany


Ph.D. ("summa cum laude")

1991 - 1994

Central Research and Development at Siemens AG

1994 - 1997

Head of the Product Development Section Standard Derivatives, Semiconductor Division at Siemens AG


Habilitation, Official Lecturer at the TU Darmstadt


Acceptance of a C3 professorship offer at the TU Kaiserslautern


Refusal of a C4 professorship offer at the University of Bochum for the Chair "Integrated Circuits"


Refusal of a C4 professorship offer at the University of Mannheim for the Chair "Circuit Design"


Acceptance of a C4 professorship offer at the TU Kaiserslautern for the Chair "Microelectronic Systems Design"


Refusal of a W3 professorship offer at the TU Darmstadt for the Chair "Integrated Electronic Systems"

2013 - 2017

Vice President of University of Kaiserslautern for Studies, Teaching and International affairs

Conference Activities

  • Member of the Executive Committee DATE-Conference 2002-today
  • Vice General Chair DATE-Conference 2002
  • Program Chair DATE-Conference 2003
  • Vice General Chair DATE-Conference 2004
  • General Chair DATE-Conference 2005
  • Member of the Executive Committee ICCAD 2006-2008
  • Program Chair edaWorkshop 2007-2009
  • Member of the Executive Committee DAC-Conference 2011-2013
  • General Cochair International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) 2014
  • Member of the Program Committee of various national and international conferences

Occupational Activities

  • Speaker of the ITG/GMM/GI Technical Committee "Rechnergestützter Schaltungs- und Systementwurf" from 2000-2009
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the GMM und ITG from 2000-2009
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the "Europäischen Akademie Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler" 2007-2013
  • Associate Editor of the "Design Automation for Embedded Systems" Journal, Springer, USA
  • Associate Editor of the "ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (ACM TECS" Journal, ACM Press, New York, USA
  • Board Member of Govenor IEEE CEDA
  • Speaker of the Research Center "Ambient Systems" at the TU Kaiserslautern 2005-2014
  • Board Member of the "Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling" at the TU Kaiserslautern
  • Technology Ambassador of City Kaiserslautern 2013-today
  • Several industrial consulting activities
  • Chair of the "European Design Automation Association" 2009-2012, since 2017
  • Member of the Kaiserslautern University Council, since 2018
  • Member of the DFG Fachkollegium „Rechnerarchitekturen und eingebettete Systeme“ 2020-2023

Prizes and Honours

  • "Goebel-Preis der Köhler Stiftung für hervorragende wissenschaftliche Arbeit" 1989
  • "University Partnership in Research Award 2000 for Technical Excellence" Firma Motorola
  • "Multimediapreis des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz 2001"
  • "Design Contest Award in Silicon Realization Category" DATE 2004"
  • "Design Contest Award in Silicon Realization Category" DATE 2005"
  • "Golden Core Member" IEEE Computer Society 2006
  • "Outstanding Contribution Award" IEEE Computer Society 2006
  • "Date Fellow" 2007
  • "Senior Member" IEEE 2010
  • "Best Paper Cosar Award" IEEE SoC Design Conference 2011
  • "Lehrpreis 2012/2011" des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz"
  • "HiPEAC Technology Transfer Award" 2015
  • "Best Paper Award" IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI 2015
  • "Best Paper Award" MEMSYS Conference 2016
  • "Best Paper Award" Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2017
  • "Best Paper Award" MEMSYS Conference 2018
  • "Best Paper Award" MEMSYS Conference 2019
  • "Best Paper Award" PATMOS Conference 2019