Academic and Professional Background Ulrich H. P. has Diploma and PhD degrees in Physics from the Free University Berlin, Germany. He has been working on research positions in the Heinrich-Hertz-Institute in Germany. Several international research projects has been performed with European partners from France, Netherlands, Norway and the UK. He is currently Professor of Communications Systems at the Harz University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Publications and Publishing He has edited one book, a special interest book about â€˜Optoelectronic Packagingâ€™ (VDE, Berlin, Germany), and has published over 100 papers and is owner of several international patents for WDM over POF key elements. Key Research and Consulting Interests Ulrichâ€™s research activity has always been related to Spectroscopy and Optical Communications Technology. Specific current interests include the validation of complex instruments, and the application of VR technology to the development and testing of measurement systems. He has been reviewer for several publications of the Optical Society of America\'s including Photonics Technology Letters and Applied Optics. Personal Interests These include motor cycling in a very relaxed manner and performing martial arts.