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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Dresden / Germany / January 6, 2020

Press release

The fake chocolate bar

(Almost) everyone eats and loves them. It is often described as a small sin for in-between times and yet it is eaten at any time of day. The talk is of course of chocolate.


Dresden / Germany / December 3, 2019

Press release

Fraunhofer starts development of refrigerant-free, energy-efficient electrocaloric heat pumps

Heat pumps play a decisive role in the energy transition: Sustainably generated electricity provides heat in winter and a good climate in summer.


Dresden / Germany / January 24–26, 2020


KarriereStart 2020

Learn all about educational opportunities and vacancies for students at Europe's largest research institute for advanced ceramics.


Daytona, Florida / January 26–31, 2020

Trade fair

ICACC 2020

Fraunhofer IKTS joins 44th edition of International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites hosted by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS).

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
  • E.T.PACK – Electrodynamic Tether technology for Passive Consumable-less ...
  • FlexiFuel-SOFC – Fuel flexible micro-scale biomass CHP system
  • HiEff-BioPower – Highly efficient and fuel flexible CHP technology
  • INTEGRAL – 2nd generation of thermoelectric generators ...
  • 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)

Annual report 2018/2019

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, EN ISO 13485 and DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025.

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