Professor Frank Reichert


Professor Frank Reichert holds a Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Aachen University of Technology, Germany. He has been working for nearly 30 years on technology and strategies for fixed and wireless communication systems both on national and international level. Frank established Ericsson Cyberlab Singapore in 1999, focusing on user centric, ethnographic application and terminal design, as well as rapid prototyping of new HW/SW products exhibited at fairs like CeBIT 2001 and COMDEX (e.g. Ericsson Cordless WebScreen, Delphipad, Nanorouter). He was board member for Singapore CWS (Centre for Wireless Communications). He has been working as an expert, evaluator and auditor for the European Commission in industrial R&D frameworks such as RACE, ACTS, 5FP, 6FP, and Celtic Calls 1-3.From 1995 he was with Ericsson Sweden, guiding investigations on, e.g., Future Service Layer Architectures, Wireless Internet technologies, and 3G applications and terminals. His assignments included creating and managing European Research projects (e.g. EUREKA Subproject PRO-COM, ACTS OnTheMove). He started in July 2005 as a prof. in mobile systems. Cooperations included projects with Ericsson on wireless residential communications, and the Norwegian Center for Wireless Innovation with six other institutions. He has been the Dean of the Faculty of a Engineering & Science since 2007. In 2015 he was the Centre Director for the SFI Offshore Mechatronics, a national centre of excellence for research driven innovation. Professor Frank Reichert is the current rector of the University of Agder, Norway, since the 1st of January 2016.