Christian Damm (S’04–GS’09–M’09) was born in August 1977 in Marburg, Germany. He studied theoretical electrical engineering and received his Dr.-Ing. degree in 2010 from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Since September 2014 he is holding a professor position at Technische Universität Darmstadt as head of the THz Sensors Group at the institute of microwave engineering and photonics. Since more than 12 years his research activities have been focused on Metamaterials and tunable components for microwave applications, e.g. phase shifters, matching networks, sensors and leaky wave antennas. With this comes a strong involvement in material characterization of classic/artificial materials as well as liquid crystals as enabling material for tunable components. In the last years his research activities have been extended into the THz region especially for material characterization, tunable components and biomedical sensors.
He is currently involved in the coordination and research activities of the German Research Foundation’s priority program “ESSENCE” SPP1857 focused on life science applications of electromagnetic sensors.
He is a member of the IEEE since more than 13 years and is serving the scientific community as a reviewer for various journals including the T-MTT, T-TST, MWCL, AWPL and several conferences including the IMS, EuMW, RWW and Metamaterials.