Professor for Electronic Systems and Sensors

Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany


Markus Gardill is a professor and head of the Chair of Electronic Systems and Sensors and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg, Germany.

He received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degree in systems of information and multimedia technology/electrical engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, in 2010 and 2015, respectively, where he was a research assistant, teaching fellow, and later head of the team for radio communication technology.

Between 2015 and 2020 he was R&D engineer and research cluster owner for optical and imaging metrology systems at Robert Bosch GmbH and later joined InnoSenT GmbH. Here he was head of the group radar signal processing & tracking, developing together with his team new generations of automotive radar sensors for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. From 2020 to 2021 he was associate professor for satellite communication systems at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg.

His main research interest includes radar and communication systems, antenna (array) design, and signal processing algorithms. His particular interest is space-time processing, such as, e.g., beamforming and direction-of-arrival estimation, together with cognitive and adaptive systems. He focuses on combining signal processing and microwave/electromagnetics domains to develop new approaches to antenna array implementation and array signal processing. His further research activities include distributed coherent/non-coherent networks for advanced detection and perception, machine-learning techniques for spatial signal processing, highly flexible software-defined radio/radar systems, and communication systems for CubeSat applications.

Markus Gardill is a member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S). He served as co-chair of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Committee Digital Signal Processing (MTT-9), regularly acts as reviewer and TPRC member for several journals and conferences, and currently serves as co-chair of the Technical Committee on Aerospace Systems (MTT-29) as well as associate editor of the Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. He was a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer (DML) for the DML term 2018-2020 with a presentation on signal processing and system aspects of automotive radar systems.

  • Wireless Communication & Radar Systems
  • Signal Processing & Electromagnetics
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Cognitive Systems
  • PhD in Electronics and Information Technology, 2015

    Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Dipl.-Ing. (equiv. M.Sc.) in Electronics and Information Technology, 2010

    Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg


Full Professor for Electronic Systems and Sensors
Nov 2021 – Present Germany
Associate Professor for Satellite Communication Systems
Feb 2020 – Oct 2021 Germany
Head of Radar Signal Processsing and Tracking
Oct 2018 – Jan 2020 Germany
Senior Software Developer Radar Signal Processing
Oct 2016 – Sep 2018 Germany
Developer Non-Destructive Testing (NDT),
Cluster Owner Center of Competence for Non-Destructive Testing
Sep 2015 – Sep 2016 Germany
Academic Councilor/Assistant Lecturer,
Head of Research Group Radio Communication Technology
Apr 2014 – Sep 2015 Germany