Uwe Schmidt graduated at the University of Ilmenau and hold a PhD from the University of Chemnitz. He worked successively for VEAG (Vereinigte Energiewerke AG), Kema – IEV GmbH, the Technical University of Chemnitz and the Technical University of Dresden.
He is now Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Zittau / Goerlitz.
His main fields of research include power systems and insulation co-ordination.
He is member of the German Standardization Committee DKE K122 related to Insulation Co-ordination (IEC 60071). He is member of the IEC TC 28, MT9 dealing with the maintenance of the IEC 60071-2. He is also a CIGRE member.