After studying electrical and communications engineering, Fritz Paschke’s fascination with technology initially led him to the USA, where he created new foundations for amplifier design at the Radio Corporation of America from 1955. In 1961, he moved to Siemens in Munich. Here he succeeded in increasing the service life of disk triodes, making a major contribution to the success of the Mariner IV mission.
In 1965, Fritz Paschke was appointed to the Vienna University of Technology, where he was Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in 1970/71 and Rector from 1972 to 1975. From 1974 to 1982 he was also vice president of the Fund for the Promotion of Scientific Research. In 1985, Paschke founded the Society for Micro- and Nanoelectronics.
Fritz Paschke received several awards, including the RCA Laboratories Award for Major Contributions to the Nonlinear Theory of Electron Beams in 1960, the Grand Decoration of Honor in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria in 1977, and the Science Prize of the Austrian Research Foundation in 2020.