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About us

Fraunhofer IKTS as a research and technology service provider: Our profile flyer gives an overview about our competencies.

Business divisions

Fraunhofer IKTS works in nine market-oriented business divisions in which it demonstrates and qualifies ceramic technologies and components as well as non-destructive test methods for new industries, product concepts and markets beyond the conventional areas of application.

Industrial solutions

In the area of ”Industrial solutions“, Fraunhofer IKTS offers products and services, which have already been successfully approved by numerous customers from industry.

Annual reports

Our annual reports provide an insight into economic success, strategic focus and current research results.



Publications and patents of the Fraunhofer IKTS

The following link leads to the "Fraunhofer-Publica" database. This database contains publications and patents of the research activties at Fraunhofer IKTS.

Electronically available documents can be directly downloaded from the database as full text.

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Nonoxide Ceramics

The department develops and optimizes materials and components for specialized applications and investigates interactions with manufacturing processes in close cooperation with the Materials/Components department.

Oxide Ceramics

The department considers itself as contact point for all questions related to the development and application of dense, porous and composite ceramics on the basis of oxides.

Processes and Components

The department encompasses manufacturing processes for ceramic components and assemblies.

Nanoporous Membranes

Nanoporous membranes are characterized by pores with diameters in the range of nanometers and sub nanometers which are able to separate liquid or gaseous mixtures.

High-Temperature Separation and Catalysis

The working groups of the department develop materials, components and processes for gas separation at high temperature and for heterogeneous catalysis. A main focus is the production of oxygen by membrane separation and storage materials.

Circular Technologies and Water

Processes and methods for energetic and substantial usage of biomass as well as development and implementation of efficient membrane based separation processes for liquid and gaseous media are the nucleus of the department.

Energy and Process Engineering

With its competencies the department covers all aspects of process and reactor development in the field of energy and process engineering.

Materials and Components

The department is involved in the development and preparation of functional ceramic materials and their application in functional elements.

Stationary Energy Storage Systems

The department – an interface between application and customer – pools the expertise of Fraunhofer IKTS in the field of materials and technology development.

Sintering and Characterization

Extensive sintering and analysis know-how in this department is concentrated at both the Hermsdorf and the Dresden location. 

Smart Materials and Systems

The core competency of the department lies in the control of the engineering and scientific processes for development and integration of dielectric functional ceramics into components, microsystems, and active structures.

Hybrid Microsystems

Development of functional ceramics and of miniaturized components and systems is the focus of the department.

Testing of Electronics and Optical Methods

Test and diagnostic methods for evaluation of quality and reliability in components, electronics, and materials.

Systems for Testing and Analysis

Development of tailored applications for ultrasonic and eddy current test systems - from simulation and modeling through sensors and methods to software and certified industrial test systems.

Condition Monitoring and NDT Services

Bio- and Nanotechnology

Innovations at the junction between materials science, immunobiology, and materials diagnostics.