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 2016/2017

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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Bangkok / Thailand / March 9, 2017


IKTS scientist at ASEAN expert meeting on Railway Structural Health Monitoring (RSHM)

From March 7–9, 2017, RSHM experts from Thailand, ASEAN and European countries exchanged knowledge on recent developments in RSHM technologies in a training workshop, organized by Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research.


Hannover / Germany / April 24–28, 2017

Trade fair

Hannover Messe

The Fraunhofer IKTS presents industrial solutions from the field of high-performance ceramics – basis for the continuous improvement of systems as well as for completely new applications. Convince yourself!


Bremerhaven / Germany / May 9–11, 2017


WINDFORCE 2017 – 13th WAB Offshore-Windenergy Conference

One of the highlights in the exclusive demonstration show is the sensor ring on a pipe node developed at Fraunhofer IKTS.


Berlin / Germany / May 10–11, 2017

Trade fair

Printed Electronics Europe

At the conference and trade fair for printed electronics, our scientists show thick-film pastes for direct-writing methods, individually customized for each application background.


Dresden / Germany / September 13–15, 2017


ISPA 2017 | International Symposium on Piezocomposite Applications

The symposium will address potentials for innovative solutions related to piezoceramics in combination with various complimentary functional and structural materials and electronics to provide solutions for control and positioning tasks, measuring tasks, power supply, material treatment, and sound and vibration applications.


Dresden / Germany / September 18–20, 2017


Dresden Battery Days 2017

This year's symposium focuses on "Solid-state batteries - materials, manufacturing and system aspects"and will be dedicated to the exchange of knowledge between international electrochemical energy storage experts.


Dresden / Germany / September 24–26, 2017


ICBM | International Conference on Barkhausen Noise and Micromagnetic Testing

The ICBM committee is pleased to announce the next ICBM on September 24–26, 2017. The 12th edition of the conference series will take place Dresden, Germany – home town of Professor Heinrich Barkhausen and birth place of the Barkhausen effect.


Dresden / Germany / Nov. 30–Dec. 1, 2017


INSECT 2017 | International Symposium on Electrochemical Machining Technology

The symposium will address fundamentals, materials and tools as well as application trends of electrochemical machining technologies.


Dresden / Germany / June 18–22, 2018


ICIM 2018 | 15th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes

The ICIM is held every second year all over the world in rotation. In 2018, the conference will be held in Dresden, with Fraunhofer IKTS being the main organizer. The conference will be accompanied by an industrial exhibition.


Sites of Fraunhofer IKTS

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

USA: Storrs (Connecticut)

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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