Klaus Wuenstel

Stuttgart, Germany


Dr. Klaus 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.

In the 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.



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 (Germany), 1982

Selected articles and publications

He (co-)authored more than 150 publications


Klausis (co-)inventor of 20+ patents.