Florian Leschka

Project head GAIA-Sat-IoT at Fraunhofer IIS
+49 9131-776-6213 florian.leschka@iis.fraunhofer.de
What excites me about working in the GAIA Initiative is that we contribute to solving very specific societal challenges, such as species and wildlife conservation, by developing state-of-the-art technologies. In particular, the interdisciplinary collaboration with engineers from a wide range of disciplines, biologists and veterinarians motivates me anew every day.
Photos by Jon A. Juarez and Jan Zwilling/Leibniz-IZW

Florian coordinates the satellite IoT of Fraunhofer IIS. In the GAIA initiative, he is subproject leader and contact person for all work related to message transmission and (satellite) communication. With his expertise in strategy development, he acts as a thought leader and future shaper, thereby constantly driving the initiative forward. In addition, Florian acts as a “networker” in the field and at the interfaces between the individual subject matter experts.

Florian Leschka received the Dipl.-Ing. Degree in electrical engineering from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 2008.

From 2008 to 2016, he worked as R&D engineer and software developer at Fraunhofer IIS in the Audio and Multimedia Division. He primarily worked on Matlab and C/C++ implementations of various MPEG Audio decoders and in the field of binaural audio signal rendering. There, he gain experience in agile software development, software testing and software architecture. In May 2016, he moved to “RF and SatCom Systems” Dept. He is employed as group manager for the “System Design” group. Beside his R&D work for satellite transmission systems, he is responsible for road map development and strategy planning, project management, acquisition and marketing, especially for satellite-based IoT systems. In the past years, Florian took the role of project manager for several satellite IoT related project, also from esa and DLR.