Director with focus on Audio and Media Technologies of Fraunhofer IIS
Dr. Bernhard Grill studied electrical engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) in Erlangen, near Nuremberg, Germany. From 1987 to 1995, he was involved in the development and implementation of audio coding techniques at Fraunhofer IIS. Together with Jürgen Herre and Ernst Eberlein, he was awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize in 1992 for his contributions to mp3 technology. In 2001, he took over the management of the Audio department at Fraunhofer IIS. That same year he received the German Future Prize jointly with Karlheinz Brandenburg and Harald Popp for their role as inventors of the mp3 process. Today, Dr. Grill is a Director of Fraunhofer IIS with a focus on audio and media technologies; he also heads the division of the same name. He is responsible for ensuring the successful refinement and commercial implementation of the audio coding processes and related technologies developed at Fraunhofer IIS.