In his research, Professor Schotten deals with mobile radio technologies and radio communication, among other things. This includes, for example, the next generations of the 5G and 6G mobile communications standards. The team around the mobile radio expert is working, for example, to ensure that such technologies function reliably and are available everywhere. But data security also plays an important role in this context. These technologies are important for autonomous driving, industrial production, but also for agriculture.
Schotten is also Chairman of the Information Technology Society (ITG) and a member of the Executive Committee of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (VDE).
The newly appointed Council of the BMBF consists of eleven experts from science, industry and society.