Competence in ceramics

Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS


The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, situated in Dresden and Hermsdorf, covers the complete field of advanced ceramics, from basic research to applications. 

Our services include the development and application of modern advanced ceramic materials, the development of industrial powder metallurgical technologies, and the manufacturing of prototypical components. Structural ceramics, functional ceramics and cermets are the main focus with emphasis on innovative complex systems which are applied in many industry sectors.

The Fraunhofer IZFP Dresden is going to be integrated into the Fraunhofer IKTS on January 1, 2014.

Fraunhofer IZFP currently has two locations in Saarbrücken and Dresden. The Fraunhofer Executive Board is committed to uphold and further develop both sites separately from January 1, 2014. The IZFP Saarbrücken will continue under the managing direction of Prof. Randolf Hanke, during the Dresden part is going to be integrated into the Fraunhofer IKTS led by Prof. Alexander Michaelis. The business areas and core competencies are to be adjusted to each other. For this purpose, the two sites will develop an agenda that will be implemented gradually in a time frame of approximately three years. Ongoing projects, contracts and customer relations are unconcerned about this process.

Press release: German Government Supports Advancement of Clean and Efficient Fuel Cells with €4.9 Million in Research Awards
Dresden, July 22, 2014

FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH and joint-venture partner Fraunhofer IKTS to further enhance performance of stationary fuel cell power plants.
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Event: Nano-scale Materials Characterization - Techniques and Applications
Dresden, October 22-24, 2014

Nanoscale materials are playing an increasing role in materials science and engineering, they are enabler for high-tech products.
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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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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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