Prof. Kurz is associated with the Corporate Research center of Robert Bosch GmbH, as Vice President for Strategies and Technologies for Modeling and Simulation. At the same time he is a professor at Technische Universität Darmstadt. There he is heading the Electromagnetism and Mathematical Modelling (M4EM) group within the Centre for Computational Engineering. His research at the university is concerned with modern mathematical methods for the numerical computation of electromagnetic fields. Previous academic positions of Prof. Kurz were at Tampere University of Technology in Finland, where he was Finland Distinguished Professor for Advanced Electromagnetic Modeling and Simulation for Engineering. Previous to that he held a position at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, where he was a full professor of Electromagnetic Theory and Numerical Field Computation. Prof. Kurz has more than 100 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.