Fraunhofer IKTS conducts applications‐oriented research in the field of 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.
The IKTS site in Dresden‐Klotzsche offers methods, sensors and devices for different kinds of
nondestructive testing. Furthermore, the work focuses on services and research cooperations for
materials and components diagnosis, structural health monitoring, nanoanalysis and sensorics as well
as biotechnological and environmental techniques.
This expertise is a key to success for IKTS development work covering the entire value chain, all the
way to prototype production. Fraunhofer IKTS forms a triad of materials, technology and systems
expertise, which is enhanced by the highest level of extensive materials diagnostics. Chemists,
physicists, materials scientists and engineers work together on an interdisciplinary basis at IKTS. All
tasks are supported by highly skilled technicians.
Fraunhofer IKTS operates in eight market‐oriented divisions in order to demonstrate and qualify
ceramic technologies and components for new industries, new product ideas, and new markets
outside the traditional areas of use. These include Mechanical and Automotive Engineering,
Electronics and Microsystems, Energy, Environmental and Process Engineering, Bio‐ and Medical
Technology, Optics, as well as both the conventional Materials and Processes and Materials and
Process Analysis as overall interdisciplinary offers.
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
+49 351 88815‐501
M. Sc. Susanne Hillmann