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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Laurent Schmalen

Postal Address:

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Communications Engineering Lab
76128 Karlsruhe

Visitors'/ Delivery Address:

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Communications Engineering Lab
Building: 06.45
Hertzstr. 16
76187 Karlsruhe


Phone: +49 (0)721 608-43346
Fax: +49 (0)721 608-46071

Exams dates

Please take notice of our registration deadlines!

Welcome to the Communications Engineering Lab (CEL)

Please contact the secretary only via sekretariat@cel.kit.edu until further notice.



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Final Theses at the CEL

Despite the current restrictions to slow the spread of the novel corona virus, we can offer all final theses without major restrictions. If you are reaching the end of your bachelor or master studies and are interested in a final thesis in the field of communications engineering, please contact us directly. We have multiple open theses in different fields of telecommunications. Our scientific staff will support you with all means to carry out your thesis. We are happy to offer you a variety of interesting topics in the exciting world of communications engineering despite the difficult situation and hope you all stay healthy.


Online Vorlesung
Lectures in the summer term 2020

Despite the current situation, all planned lectures will be held in the summer term. Like it is done at the whole KIT, they will be held mainly online. Our employees are working hard to adapt the lectures to the unusual situation as good as possible. The details about the organisation of a single lecture can be found in the respective ILIAs-course. We are happy that we can teach all interested students the exciting world of communication engineering despite the difficult situation and hope you all stay healthy!

We have moved!

From now on the CEL is located at the Campus West (Hertzstr. 16) in the building 06.45. It is reached best via Kußmaulstraße. We are looking forward to welcome students, guests and colleagues at our new home, when the current situation allows to!

New Lecture "Satellite Communications"

The CEL is happy to announce a new lecture on satellite communications being offered in the summer term 2020. The lecture is being held by two internationally renowned experts from the German Aerospace Research Center (DLR). You can find more information in the web page:

Web page:  Satellite Communications.

Flyer: Satellite Communications.


New Lecture "Quellencodierung"

The CEL is happy to announce a new lecture on the topic of source coding. The lecture is being offered in German in the summer term 2020. You can find additional information in the attached flyer and the web page of the lecture:

Web page:  Quellencodierung

Flyer: Quellencodierung

Communication Engineering Laboratory

In the summer term we again organize the Communication Engineering Laboratory. The lab consists of 11 exercises which aim to deepen the understanding of communication engineering and to enhance it with practical knowledge. Currently the lab is only held in german. For more information refer to the lecture page.

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CEL Scientists Win Awards at the Nokia Innovation Days

Two CEL scientists win the main awards at this year's Innovation Days hosted at Nokia Bell Labs in Stuttgart. Felix Wunsch won the first prize of the post award with his work on wireless low power wide area networks operating at 2.4 GHz. Marcus Müller led a team consisting of students from University of Rostock and Saarland University that won the first prize of the Hackathon. Congratulations to both of them!


Open Position as Research Associate / PhD Candidate

The CEL has an open position as research associate / PhD candidate working on robust and reliable data transmission.

Open Position as Student Assistant

The CEL has an open position as student assistant to work on the lecture examples of the course "Machine Learning & Optimization in Communications". For details, see Job offers