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 / May 16, 2022


Inks and pastes – in search of the optimum formulation

In #diensttalk, Dr. Sindy Mosch gives an insight into her research and reveals what matters in her job.


Dresden / Germany / May 10, 2022


Printed electronics for highest frequencies: 6G wireless communication technology and millimeter wave radar

IKTS develops ceramic substrate materials, thick-film pastes and inks that make a significant contribution in the realization of 6G mobile communications.


Hermsdorf / Germany / April 25, 2022


HaSiMem – Water and salt from saline water

Project for the treatment of saline mining wastewater launched

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)