Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Schmitz
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Georg Schmitz was born in Mül­heim a.d. Ruhr, Ger­ma­ny, in 1965. He re­cei­ved the Dipl.-Ing. de­gree in 1990 and the Dr.-Ing. de­gree in 1995 in elec­tri­cal en­gi­nee­ring from Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum, Ger­ma­ny.

From 1995 to 2001 he was with Phi­lips Re­se­arch La­bo­ra­to­ries of Royal Phi­lips Elec­tro­nics, in Ham­burg and Aa­chen as a Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tist. From 2001 to 2004 he was ap­poin­ted Pro­fes­sor for Me­di­cal En­gi­nee­ring at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ap­p­lied Sci­ence Ko­blenz. Since 2004 he has been Pro­fes­sor for elec­tri­cal en­gi­nee­ring and holds the chair for me­di­cal en­gi­nee­ring at Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum, Ger­ma­ny. From 2009 to 2012 he was Dean of the Fa­cul­ty for Elec­tri­cal En­gi­nee­ring and In­for­ma­ti­on Tech­no­lo­gy, and is Mem­ber of the Se­na­te of Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum since 2014.

His re­se­arch in­te­rests are main­ly in the field of ul­tra­so­nic ima­ging with cur­rent re­se­arch pro­jects on ul­tra­sound con­trast media de­tec­tion and cha­rac­te­riza­t­i­on, novel be­am­for­ming and non­line­ar re­con­struc­tion me­thods, and pho­toa­coustic ima­ging.

Prof. Schmitz is se­ni­or mem­ber of the IEEE, mem­ber of the Acousti­cal So­cie­ty of Ame­ri­ca (ASA), the Ger­man As­so­cia­ti­on of Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neers (VDE), and of the World, Eu­ropean and Ger­man So­cie­ties of Ul­tra­sound in Me­di­ci­ne and Bio­lo­gy (WFUMB, EF­SUMB, DEGUM). Until the introduction of term limits , he was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions of Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control for over 15 years and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. From 2013-2015 he ser­ved as vice chair (medi­cal ul­tra­sound) of the tech­ni­cal pro­gram com­mit­tee of the IEEE In­ter­na­tio­nal Ul­tra­so­nics Sym­po­si­um, and was tech­ni­cal pro­gram chair of the IEEE In­ter­na­tio­nal Ul­tra­so­nics Sym­po­si­a in Wa­shing­ton, D.C. (2017) and Venice (2022).