Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

ECerS 2021 conference

ECerS 2021 presents cutting-edge research and product developments in a great variety of ceramic science and technology aspects, and provides an opportunity for researchers, engineers, industry leaders as well as students from around the world to present and exchange their recent findings. Call for papers and registration are now open.

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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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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.


Hermsdorf/ Germany / December 15, 2020

Press release

Student lab SENSOR SPACE to be created at the TRIDELTA CAMPUS

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will fund the best regional STEM clusters starting in November 2020. This is part of a central promotion strategy for the STEM subjects science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through extracurricular activities for children and adolescents, STEM education is to be strengthened across the board, thus securing skilled workers in the long term. Among the funded projects is the MINT cluster SENSOR SPACE with the participation of Fraunhofer IKTS.



Dresden / Germany / November 2, 2020

Press release

Fraunhofer develops a ceramic resurfacing prosthesis for the hip joint

Hope for hip joint patients. Through the Ceramic Bonepreserver project, Fraunhofer IKTS has developed a new ceramic resurfacing prosthesis , which have a higher biocompatibility – and yet are just as stable and strong as their metal counterparts.



Dresden / Germany / October 28, 2020


Application Award 2020 for Anthroplas

For the detection of non-degradable pollutants, the company ECH Elektrochemie has developed the Anthroplas analyzer together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS. At this year's virtual trade fair analytica digital, Anthroplas received the Application Award 2020 of LABORPRAXIS in the category water & environmental analysis.

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)