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Simon Dorrer, BSc


Curriculum Vitae

Simon Dorrer was born in Scheibbs, Austria in 2000.

From 2014 to 2019 he studied at the Higher Technical College (HTC) in Leonding, where he graduated all five years and the final exams with distinction. The HTC Diploma thesis handled about a 6GHz RF Switching Unit and it was made in cooperation with DMCE Linz.

In 2018, he won the Austrian state championships (AustrianSkills) in electronics and nominated himself for the World Championship (WorldSkills) 2019 in Kazan. During the WorldSkills preparation, he competed in a Chinese electronics competition (Belt and Road International Skills Competition – BRISC) in Chongqing, where he was awarded a “Medallion for Excellence” for his achieved points. At the WorldSkills, he placed 7th out of 24 competitors and therefore was the best participant from the EU. There, he also was awarded a “Medallion for Excellence”.

After these competitions as a competitor, Simon Dorrer is now Electronics Expert of Austria for the organisation SkillsAustria and is preparing the test projects for the national competitions (AustrianSkills) and is training the new competitors for the international competitions (EuroSkills and WorldSkills).

Since November 2019 Simon Dorrer owns an Amateur Radio license (Call: OE3SDE) and has been the youth representative in Upper Austria until September 2023.

From October 2019 to June 2020 Simon Dorrer did his civil service at Lebenshilfe. After his service, he remained at Lebenshilfe as a volunteer to this day.

In July 2020 Simon Dorrer joined the Institute of Signal Processing (ISP) as an Institute Technician. At the ISP he mainly specializes in analog / digital circuit and PCB design, simulations and measurements. He also brings his projects to life with optimized microcontroller codes and FPGA designs.

From October 2020 to November 2023 Simon Dorrer studied Electronics and Information Technology (ELIT) at Johannes Kepler University. He graduated his bachelor’s studies with distinction in the minimum period of study. The title of his bachelor thesis is “Matlab automated RF-Demonstrator for the AST Linearity Test”.

Currently, Simon Dorrer is studying towards his master’s degree in ELIT with a focus on integrated circuit design, digital signal processing and radio frequency technology. He is planning to be finished in December 2024