Prof. Dr. Egon F. Peschke
Deceased May 22, 2016
Honorary Professor at TUM since 1980
High Voltage and Plant Engineering
Professor Peschke (b. 1935) started studying electrical engineering at TUM in 1954. He completed his engineering degree in 1959. For the next two years he worked as a trainee at AEG. In 1961 he joined the Department of High Voltage and Plant Engineering at TUM as a research associate. In 1968 he completed his doctoral studies and received his PhD.
He started his career in industry in 1968 at the Siemens AG cable factory in Berlin. Initially he headed the development of high and extra-high voltage cables, later he was technology and development leader in the power cables business unit. Both of these jobs involved international responsibilities. In 1992 he was appointed as a director of Siemens AG. After working for Siemens for thirty years, he retired in 1998. With Professor von Olshausen as joint author, in 1998 Professor Peschke published a book entitled “Cable Plants for High and Extra High Voltage Cables”.
- Chairman of Local Organizing Committee, IEEE Power Engineering Society, Summer Meeting in Berlin (1997)
- Director of Siemens AG (1992-1998)
- Chairman of the Power Engineering Society (ETG) in VDE, the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (1993-1995)
- Chairman of the CIGRE Study Committee 21: “High Voltage Insulated Cables” (1986-1992)
- Lecturer at TUM’s Department of High Voltage and Plant Engineering “Power cable engineering” (1979-1998) and “Insulating materials in high voltage engineering” (1973-1978)
- Nominated Honory Member of CIGRE (International Conference On Large High Voltage Electric Systems) (1992)