Known most effective for his function in developing the MP3 audio format, this German-born sound engineer was the 2004 recipient of the IEEE Masaru Ibuka GADGETS Award. His various other honors are the Sound Engineering Society’s Sterling silver Medal and Plank of Governors Award. He gained degrees in electric anatomist and mathematics from Erlangen School and continued to get a doctorate in the previous field from Friedrich-Alexander School. During the past due 1980s and early 1990s, he resided in america and proved helpful for AT&T Bell Laboratories. He afterwards came back to his indigenous Germany and trained at both School of Erlangen-Nuremberg as well as the Techie School of Ilmenau. He was created and elevated in Erlangen, Germany. He and Canadian composer Paul Hoffert both helped develop the MP3 format.