Gerhard Bauch was elected to the review board (Fachkollegium) of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) for the period 2020-2023. He is one of four review board members for the subject area “communications engineering, high frequency technology, communications networks, electromagnetic theory.”
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