Michael Höft was born in Lübeck, Germany, in 1972. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering and the Dr.-Ing. degree from the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany, in 1997 and 2002, respectively. From 2002 to 2013, he was with the Communications Laboratory, European Technology Center, Panasonic Industrial Devices Europe GmbH, Lüneburg, Germany. He was a Research Engineer and then a Team Leader, where he had been involved in the research and development of microwave circuitry and components, particularly filters for cellular radio communications.
From 2010 to 2013, he had also been a Group Leader for the research and development of sensor and network devices.
Since 2013, he is a Full Professor with the CAU (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel – English: Kiel University, Kiel, Germany), in the Faculty of Engineering, where he is the Head of the Chair for Microwave Engineering of the Institute of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
His research interests include active and passive microwave components, (sub-) millimeter-wave quasi-optical techniques and circuitry, microwave and field measurement techniques, microwave filters, microwave sensors, as well as magnetic field sensors.
Prof. Höft is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the European Microwave Association (EuMA), the association of German Engineers (VDI), and a member of the German Institute of Electrical Engineers (VDE).