Uwe Knorr studied cybernetics and automation technology at the Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, obtaining a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1988. From 1988 through 1991 he continued his studies at the same university, finishing with his PhD thesis in the field of simulation of power electronic systems. After school he and two other students from the university started SIMEC GmbH & Co. KG, the maker of Simplorer, a simulation package for power electronics, drive systems, and alternative energy applications. After successful market introduction in Europe and North America, SIMEC was acquired by Ansoft Corp., where he worked as vice president of the EM Division and later as vice president of the sales Atlantic region. Since 2005, he has run marketing and sales at Transim Technology Corp.