Marcos V. T. Heckler received his BSc. degree in electrical engineering from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil, and his MSc. degree in electronics engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, São José dos Campos, Brazil.
Since 2003, he has been working towards his Ph.D. and on several research projects as a research associate at the Institute of Communications and Navigation of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
His research interests include the development of numerical methods for the analysis of microstrip antennas and the design of antennas and antenna arrays, especially in microstrip technology, for GNSS and communications systems.