Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Schlichtmann


PhD in Design Automation



Prof. Schlichtmann studied electrical engineering at TUM and did his doctorate on computer-aided design processes. He completed a postgraduate industrial engineering qualification at the same time. After that, he worked for Siemens AG and Infineon Technologies AG in a number of technical and managerial positions for just under 10 years. One of his roles was senior manager overseeing the global development of libraries. In 2003, Prof. Schlichtmann accepted an offer from TUM. Outside of his research activities, he also organizes international English language courses. In his role as liaison lecturer of the Foundation of German Business (SDW), he oversees a large group of scholarship holders.

Research Interests

Prof. Schlichtmann (b. 1964) explores methodologies and automation to aid the design of complex (digital and analog) electronic circuits and systems. These can often have billions of components and need to be designed using sophisticated mathematics-based optimization and analysis processes.

Selected Publications

1. Eick M, Strasser M, Lu K, Schlichtmann U, Graeb H: “ISPD10: Comprehensive Generation of Hierarchical Placement Rules for Analog Integrated Circuits”. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. 2011; 30 (2): 180-193.

2. Massier T, Graeb H, Schlichtmann U: “The Sizing Rules Method for CMOS and Bipolar Analog Integrated Circuit Synthesis”. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. 2008; 27 (12): 2209-2222.

3. Spindler P, Schlichtmann U, Johannes FM: “Kraftwerk2 — A Fast Force-Directed Quadratic Placement Approach Using an Accurate Net Model”. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. 2008; 27 (8): 1398-1411.

4. Wurth B, Schlichtmann U, Eckl K, Antreich KJ: “Functional Multiple-Output Decomposition with Application to Technology Mapping for Lookup Table-Based FPGAs”. ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. 1999; 4 (3): 313-350.

5. Schlichtmann U, Brglez F, Hermann M: “Characterization of Boolean Functions for Rapid Matching in EPGA Technology Mapping”. ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), Anaheim, USA. 1992: 374-379.


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