Dr. Wolfgang Klippel

Silver medal recipient of AES

AES Fellow

Professor of University of Technology in Dresden

Wolfgang Klippel studied electrical engineering at the University of Technology in Dresden / Germany, where his initial studies focused on speech recognition. Afterward, he joined a loudspeaker company where he was engaged in transducer modeling, acoustic measurement, and psychoacoustics. He later returned to his studies and received a Ph.D. in Technical Acoustics in 1987.


After spending a post-doctoral year at the Audio Research Group at the Department of Physics/the University of Waterloo (Canada) and working at Harman/JBL in Northridge, California/USA, he returned to Dresden in 1995 and founded Klippel GmbH, a company that develops novel control and measurement systems dedicated to loudspeakers and other transducers.


Dr. Klippel has also been engaged as a Professor of Electro-acoustics at the University of Technology in Dresden since 2007 and as a regular guest Professor at Le Mans Université in France and Feng Chia University in Taiwan. His papers and tutorials on loudspeaker modeling and measurement – particularly those on large-signal behavior and physical distortion mechanisms – are considered reference works in the field.