Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

Competence in ceramics

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), Germany, collectively represent Europe‘s largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics.

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Annual report 2017/2018

The annual report of Fraunhofer IKTS provides information and reports about our latest results of research.


The Fraunhofer IKTS is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001 and EN ISO 13485


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July 6, 2018


Thuringian Minister Tiefensee visits Fraunhofer IKTS in Hermsdorf

On his summer tour through „digital Thuringia“ Wolfgang Tiefensee, Thuringian minister for economy, science, and digital society, visited the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS.


June 13, 2018

Press release

New membrane reactors supply “green“ raw materials for chemical industry

In the future, closed carbon loops play an important role to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions and ensure safe and cost-effective access to carbon sources as the basis for products of the chemical industry.


Dresden / Germany / May 22, 2018


Surface finishing and functionalization

As research and technology service provider the Fraunhofer IKTS develops solutions for highly stressed components in mechanical and plant engineering as well as medical, energy and environmental technology.


Stavanger, Norwegen / August 27–30, 2018

Trade Fair


When oil and gas was discovered in the North Sea, the need for a global meeting place for the companies in this new industry emerged. Founded in 1974, ONS connects international suppliers, operating companies and decision makers.


Mexiko City / September 04–06, 2018

Trade Fair


Limited resources and the desire to protect the environment are causing companies and whole industries to rethink. The use of alternative energy sources, environmentally friendly resources, and the development of modern recycling processes will pose a challenge for many industries – calling for the expertise of green-tech companies.


Dresden / Germany / October 24–26, 2018


10th International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace

Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation (NDT, NDE) is one of the major requirements in aerospace structural design and subject of this conference series.


Dresden / Germany / November 29–30, 2018


Hybrid materials and additive manufacturing processes

The 1st HyMaPro workshop provides information on additive manufacturing technologies for metallic and ceramic components, material hybrids and gives insight into hybrid processes.

Current EU-Projects

  • AFLoNext – 2nd Generation active wing - active flow- loads & noise ...
  • BET-EU – Materials synergy integration for a better europe
  • CAPTure – Competitive solar power towers
  • CerAMfacturing – Ceramic components by additive manufacturing
  • FlexiFuel-SOFC – Fuel flexible micro-scale biomass CHP system
  • HiEff-BioPower – Highly efficient and fuel flexible CHP technology
  • INTEGRAL – 2nd generation of thermoelectric generators ...
  • MATCH – The creation of the materials common house
  • NDTonAIR – Training network in non-destructive testing ...
  • ProDIA – Manufacturing and control of nanoporous materials

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Sites of Fraunhofer IKTS

Germany: Dresden, Hermsdorf, Pleissa, Pöhl, Schmalkalden, Leipzig

USA: Storrs (Connecticut)