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Research Staff Member
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland


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Professional Associations:  American Physical Society (APS)  |  Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)  |  Informations-Technische Gesellschaft - ITG/VDE

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Rolf Clauberg: Professional Biography


Education :

Diploma in physics - 1980 - University of Cologne/Germany
Dr.rer.nat (Ph.D in science) - 1984 - University of Cologne/Germany
Both thesis works have been performed at the Institute
of Solid State Research of the Forschungszentrum Jülich (KFA) in Jülich/Germany (former name: Kernforschungsanlge Jülich GmbH) in the field of spin-resolved photoemission and included experimental as well as theoretical work. Part of the experimental work was done at the synchrotron radiation laboratories LURE of the University of Paris-South at Orsay/France and BESSY at Berlin.

Job :

1985 :

I joined IBM at the Zurich Research Laboratory.

1985-1990 :

Development of a contactless testing method for very high speed VLSI circuits

1991-1992 :

Manager Laser Characterization and Modeling, Optoelectronics Department

1992-1997 :

Manager VLSI Design, Communications Systems Department

1997-2000 :

Manager High-Speed Adapters, Communication Systems Department

2000-2002 :

Manager Transport Network Technology, Communication Systems Department

2002-2014 :

Research Staff Member, Systems Department

2014- present :

          Research Staff Member, Cloud & Computing Infrastructure    Department

From September 1999 to April 2000 I completed an IBM
internal micro-MBA course.

Awards :

Max-Auwärter Award for surface science - 1981
IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award - 1999
- for
SMART: Scalable SONET/SDH Framer
IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award2004
– for
Karachi SONET/SDH Framer
IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award2010
– for
Galaxy-2 Chip Contributions

Professional Activities :

Oct. 1988 - Jan. 1992:

member of the Contactless Testing Committee of the ITG

Apr. 1990 - Nov. 1991:

member of the working group 1 (waveguide modeling) of the COST-216 project

Nov. 1991 - Apr. 1993:

Vice chairman of the Waveguide Components Working Group of the COST-240 project Modeling and Measuring Advanced Photonic Telecommunication Components


I am a member of the American Physical Society, the German Physical Society (DPG), and the German Informations-Technische Gesellschaft (ITG/VDE).