Christian Waldschmidt received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.E.E.) and the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.E.E.) degrees from the University Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2001 and 2004, respectively. From 2001 to 2004 he was a Research Assistant at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany. Since 2004 he has been with Robert Bosch GmbH, in the business units Corporate Research and Chassis Systems. He was heading different research and development teams in microwave engineering, rf-sensing, and automotive radar.
In 2013 Christian Waldschmidt returned to academia. He was appointed as the Director of the Institute of Microwave Engineering at University Ulm, Germany, as full professor. The research topics focus on radar and rf-sensing, mm-wave and submillimeter-wave engineering, antennas and antenna arrays, rf and array signal processing. He authored or coauthored over 270 scientific publications and more than 20 patents.
He is member of the executive committee board of the German MTT/AP joint chapter, and member of the German Information Technology Society (ITG). He is chair of the IEEE MTT-29 Technical Committee on Microwave Aerospace Systems and served as chair of MTT-27 Technical Committee on Wireless Enabled Automotive and Vehicular Applications. He was a two-time TPC chair and general chair of the IEEE MTT International Conference on Microwaves for Intelligent Mobility. Since 2018, Christian Waldschmidt serves as associate editor for IEEE MTT Microwave Wireless Components Letters (MWCL). He is a reviewer for multiple IEEE transactions and many IEEE conferences in the field of microwaves. Christian Waldschmidt was co-recipient of 12 best paper awards since 2014.