Prof. Dr. Fridolin H. Heidler was born in 1955. He received both the B.Eng. and the M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering with special emphasis on high-voltage engineering from the Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany, in 1978 and 1982, respectively, and the Ph.D. and Dr.-Ing.habil. degrees in high-voltage engineering from the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich, in 1987 and 1999, respectively.
From 1987 to 1991, he was with the Industrial Engineering Company (IABG), where he was engaged in the field of electrodynamic calculations in the frequency and time domains. In 1991, he joined the Institute of High Voltage Engineering, University of the Federal Armed Forces, where he is currently a Professor of high-voltage engineering. His current research interests include the fields of lightning research, lightning protection, and electromagnetic compatibility with main emphasis on numerical calculations of lightning discharge process, and the measurement of the lightning currents and the associated electric or magnetic fields originated by lightning strikes to the Peissenberg tower, Germany. He has authored or coauthored more than 130 scientific papers on lightning protection, lightning research, and electromagnetic compatibility.
Prof. Dr. Heidler received the Second Prize Award at the Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference of Zurich, Switzerland, and the Verein Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE)/Power Engineering Society (ETG) Award in 1985 and 1997, respectively. He is a member of several national and international committees dealing with standardization, lightning research, and electromagnetic compatibility problems.
University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, EIT 7
D-85577 Neubiberg, Germany