1897 – 1977
Who was Karl Küpfmüller?
Karl Küpfmüller was a German electrical engineer, who was prolific in the areas of communications technology, measurement and control engineering, acoustics, communication theory and theoretical electro-technology.
He was born in Nuremberg, where he studied at the Ohm-Polytechnikum. After returning from military service in World War I, he worked at the telegraph research division of the German Post in Berlin, and, from 1921, he was lead engineer at the central laboratory of Siemens & Halske AG in the same city.
In 1928 he became full professor of general and theoretical electrical engineering at the Technischen Hochschule in Danzig, and later held the same position in Berlin. In 1937 Küpfmüller was appointed as director of communication technology Research & Development at the Siemens-Wernerwerk for telegraphy. In 1941–1945 he was director of the central R&D division at Siemens & Halske.
Later he was honorary professor at the Technische Hochschule Berlin. In 1968, he received the Werner von Siemens Ring for his contributions to the theory of telecommunications and other electro-technology.
He died at Darmstadt.
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