Erasmus Langer was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1951. After having received the degree of Diplomingenieur from the Technische Universität Wien in 1980, he was employed at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. In 1986 he received his doctoral degree and in 1988 he joined the Institute for Microelectronics. In 1997 he received the venia docendi in microelectronics. Since 1999 Dr. Langer has been head of the institute. His current research topic is the simulation of micro-structures using High Performance Computing paradigms.