Diploma in Physics at the Institute for Applied Physics
at the University of Karlsruhe (Germany), 1979
PhD in Physics at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart
Wuenstel is a member of Bell Labs Germany in Stuttgart where he is involved in
the Network Energy Research Program. Currently
he is managing the Alcatel-Lucent part of a research project on efficient end-to-end navigation
and energy-saving techniques.
Beforehand, he had led a team focusing on novel networking approaches
for a Future Internet.
former EU-funded flagship-project ‘4WARD’ he was responsible for business related
issues of Future Internet approaches. Further, he was involved in the FI-PPP
project FI-WARE, driving activities on networking support for new application
areas (energy, transport, eHealth,…). He is member of the EU-project 5-Alive
project which is devoted to define the requirements for future networks that
can seamlessly support the Networked Society of 2020.
He joined the Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Research Center,
Stuttgart in 1983, starting with leading positions in research for high speed
optical transmission components and Hybrid Access Systems. Since then, he has
promoted top level research as a project manager in many national and European
Commission-funded projects spanning over a wide area of wireless, wireline and
also core network activities e.g. in the
BMBF projects (Photonics; KomNet; MultiTeraNet) , and in many ESPRIT, RACE, ACTS
and EUREKA projects.
In addition, he has been participating in various
national and international steering organizations for research and development.
In his current position as chairman of the ‘Communication
Technologies’ area (ITG/VDE) he is addressing several thousand engineers working
in this field. He has represented the telecom supplier side as a member of the
technical steering board for the
VDE-Conferences conferences on Smart Energy and Smart Cities in 2012 and 2014, respectively.
(co-)authored more than 150 publications
Klausis (co-)inventor of 20+ patents.