Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

Fraunhofer IKTS vs. Corona

The outstanding property portfolio of advanced ceramics offers the best basis for applications in biomedical analysis or infection control. The Fraunhofer IKTS uses its expertise in materials research to offer solutions for combating the coronavirus pandemic.

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New business division »Water«

Fraunhofer IKTS provides solutions for the treatment of waste water and industrial process water – from multifunctional components to compact overall systems. Our successful methods focus on combining ceramic membranes for micro-, ultra- and nanofiltration with electrochemical, sonochemical and photocatalytic processes.

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ECerS Conference 2021

Planned every two years, the ECerS conference series focuses on cutting-edge research and product developments in a wide range of ceramic-related areas, and the technical program provides an opportunity for scientists, researchers, engineers and industry leaders from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances in ceramic science and technology.

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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.

As a research and technology service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops advanced high-performance ceramic materials, industrial manufacturing processes as well as prototype components and systems in complete production lines up to the pilot-plant scale. In addition, the research portfolio also includes materials diagnostics and testing. The test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics and microscopy contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.


Dresden / Germany / July 10, 2020

Press release

Battery Innovation and Technology Center opens at Erfurter Kreuz

BITC begins its work with a grant of 13.5 million euros from the Free State of Thuringia. The opening, attended by Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Marco Wanderwitz, Federal Government Commissioner for the New Länder, Thuringia's Minister of Economics Wolfgang Tiefensee and other guests, marks an important step in the expansion and networking of activities in the field of battery and energy storage technology in Thuringia.


Dresden / Germany / July 7, 2020


BMBF project "Hybrid Bone" launched

To give hope to those affected by bone defects: In the "Hybrid-Bone" project, researchers are developing personalizable ceramic bone replacement materials and structures for improved regeneration in the craniofacial region.


Dresden / Germany / July 1, 2020


#diensttalk with Dr. Matthias Jahn about green hydrogen and the dialogue in times of structural change


In our #diensttalk segment, employees give a small glimpse behind the scenes of Europe's largest institution for ceramics research and reveal what drives them in their research.

Annual report 2019/2020

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.

Sites of Fraunhofer IKTS

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

USA: Storrs (Connecticut)