Competence in ceramics

Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS


The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applications-oriented research in the field of high-performance ceramics. The three branches of the institute, located in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), jointly form the largest institution for ceramics research in Europe.

As research and technology service provider, Fraunhofer IKTS develops ultramodern high- performance ceramic materials, industrially relevant manufacturing processes, prototype components and systems in complete production lines, through to pilot-scale production. At its heart are market-viable ceramic solutions for mechanical and plant engineering, energy and environmental technology, optics, medical technology as well as electronics and microsystems technology.

The Materials Diagnostics branch of the Institute, which emerged from the Dresden-based site of the former Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing IZFP in January 2014, expands the research portfolio with expertise in materials diagnostics and testing. The test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics, microscopy and laser technology contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and systems.

Exhibition: Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy Congress
September 3–4, 2015, London, UK

Cancer diagnosis and challenges in organ-specific cancer treatment are the core issues of this international symposium. Fraunhofer IKTS presents a device for the fast and safe diagnosis of cancer. More information

Event: "Dresden Barkhausen Award" ceremony
Dresden, September 17, 2015

The international "Dresden Barkhausen Award" will be awarded on September 17. For the ninth time outstanding scientific achievements in the border area between physics, materials science, and electrical engineering will be honored. More Information in German

Event: ISPA | International Symposium on Piezocomposite Applications
September 17–18, 2015, Fraunhofer Institute Center Dresden, Germany

Research results related to piezoelectric ceramics and their integration with electronics and into various matrix materials to enable new multifunctional devices will be presented. More information

Event: Dresden Battery Days
Dresden, September 22–24, 2015

The first “Dresden Battery Days” address specific aspects of the current battery research and development, this year especially technology development and production engineering of Li-ion batteries. More information

Exhibition and congress: EuropM
October 4–7, 2015, Reims, France

The annual EuroPM is considered the leading event in the field of powder metallurgy. The institute participates with one booth, two posters and one talk. More information

Event: ICC6 | 6th International Congress on Ceramics
August 21–25, 2016, Dresden, Germany

The International Ceramic Federation (ICF) convenes the International Congress on Ceramics (ICC) every two years in cooperation with the ICF member societies.
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Review: Second International Symposium on Optical Coherence Tomography for Non-Destructive Testing
Dresden, March 25–26, 2015

More than 60 participants from 18 countries followed our invitation to discuss applications of OCT for diverse fields of non-destructive testing. More information

Fraunhofer IKTS test center is flexibly accredited for five methods of non-destructive testing (NDT)
March 2015

The DAkkS Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (German accreditation body) granted the test lab of Fraunhofer IKTS flexible accreditation in March 2015. More information

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