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.

Press release: 250 kW Fuel Cell Power Plant Supplies Federal Ministry of Education and Research With Power
Bonn, December 04, 2014

Thanks to a fuel cell power plant as the heart of modern energy supply provided by the Dresden company FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH approximately 100.000 kWh of electrical power will be generated per year.
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Press release: Diagnosing prostate cancer quickly and safely
Dresden, October 28, 2014

Through a visual analysis, doctors can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half. Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting a prototype of the new device at the COMPAMED trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 12th to 14th. More information

Symposium & Exhibition: Optical Coherence Tomography for Non-Destructive Testing – OCT4NDT
Dresden, March 25­–26, 2015

Well established in medical applications, the usage of OCT has been extended to diverse fields of non-destructive testing. The OCT4NDT symposium is dedicated to OCT as tool for contactless, structural imaging of various samples.
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Event: International Conference on Ceramic Interconnect & Ceramic Microsystems Technologies CICMT
Dresden, April 20–23, 2015

The global high-level conference and exhibition CICMT presents the latest research and development results in the field of ceramic interconnection and microsystem technology. 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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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

Review: South Korean president visits Fraunhofer IKTS
Dresden, March 28,2014

Subject of the meeting was to improve the cooperation framework. Both the President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the South Korean Research Institute ETRI signed a letter of intent.
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