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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May 14, 2018

Press release

Waste water without pharmaceutical residues – New process completely eliminates trace substances

Pharmaceutical residues in waste water pose new challenges for municipal water treatment.


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.


Munich / Germany / May 14–18, 2018

Trade fair


Visit us at world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management!


Stuttgart / Germany / June 5–7, 2018

Trade fair

Surface Technology

What is the current state of research and industry in the field of surface treatment? What are future trends? Visitors to the former O&S will discover all this.


Nuremberg / June 5–7, 2018

Trade fair

pcim Europe

By taking an integrated approach to materials, pro­cesses and systems design, Fraunhofer IKTS realizes robust microsystems. Meet us at ECPE joint booth 219 in hall 6!


Erfurt / June 5–7, 2018

Trade fair


Meet the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance at the hotspot of the branch on booth 2-311!


Frankfurt on the Main / Germany / June 11–15, 2018

Trade fair


Visit us at the world forum for chemical engineering and the process industry!


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.


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.


Sites of Fraunhofer IKTS

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

USA: Storrs (Connecticut)

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