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 24, 2023


Strengthening the European semiconductor industry

In the EU project AddMorePower, characterization and modeling techniques are to be developed under the leadership of Fraunhofer IKTS in order to qualify new materials for power semiconductors and thus strengthen the European semiconductor industry.


Dresden / Germany / January 9, 2023


Research partnership for sustainable shipping and energy

On January 8, 2023, Fraunhofer IKTS, Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) Co, LTD and European SOC producer ELCOGEN agreed on a close development collaboration in the fields of hydrogen and fuel/electrolysis cells.


Hermsdorf / Germany / November 15, 2022


Transfer project Atmospheric Plasma Spraying – Precision treatment for demanding component surfaces

Wear-resistant, electrically or thermally insulating, corrosion-resistant - the demands on component surfaces are very high in many industrial processes and require extreme precision.

Annual Report 2021/2022

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)