Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Gert Lorenz

Deceased September 09, 2015

Honorary Professor at TUM since 1986




Professor Lorenz started studying physics in 1950. After completing his studies he worked as an assistant at the Max-Planck Institute in Düsseldorf. He discovered the semiconductor effect in Chrom3Oxyd and published several scientific works on conduction mechanisms in oxides, selenides and tellurides. During this time he was a recipient of a scholarship at MIT. Semiconductor technology was the focus of his entire career. He was head of development at Philips, Germany, before taking on the leadership of the company's newly established Integrated Circuits Business Unit. Subsequently, Professor Lorenz was responsible for the Electronic Components Business Unit. He later moved to the company’s Communications and Data Systems Technology Division where his work concentrated on the application of integrated circuits. In 1981 he became a lecturer in microelectronics at TUM. Four years later he was given global responsibility for several divisions at Philips including Industrial Electronics, Communications and Data Processing. After his retirement he served on various supervisory boards. In this role he was involved in the restructuring of the East German microelectronics combine in Erfurt that employed over 25.000 people.


    • Member of the board of AR, PTC AG, Erfurt (1990-2000)
    • Member of the board of NV Philips, Eindhoven (1985-1992)
    • Chairman of the board of Philips Kommunikations Industrie AG (1980-1985)
    • Managing director of Philips GmbH Hamburg (1975-1980)


    • Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau (1988)
    • Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (1984)