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.

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 / January 13, 2022


MoU signed – IKTS deepens cooperation with South Korea

On January 5th, 2022, Dr. Roland Weidl, head of the Battery Innovation and Technology Center BITC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of IKTS Institute Director Prof. Alexander Michaelis.


Dresden / Germany / December 20, 2021


Legionella rapid test for safe drinking water

The  joint project LEGIOPLAS, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is developing a mobile measurement system for on-site analysis of Legionella contamination in drinking water.


Hermsdorf / Germany / December 14, 2021


Development of a new generation of sodium batteries in the KeNaB-ART project

In the KeNaB-ART project, a new ceramic sodium battery is developed for the safe storage of renewable energy. 

Annual Report 2020/2021

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)