Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Welcome to Fraunhofer ITWM!

We are one of the world's largest mathematical research institutes and our goal is to further develop mathematics as a key technology, give innovative impetus and implement it in practice together with industry partners. Methodologically, our research areas are based on modeling, simulation and optimization. Integral parts of our projects are consulting and implementation, support in the application of high-performance computer technology and providing tailor-made software solutions. We not only use simulation software, but also develop it ourselves, often in cooperation with leading software companies.
Nowadays, companies of all sizes use simulations on regular bases which gives them benefit in terms of product innovation and quality assurance. Our customers are mainly in the automotive, mechanical engineering, textile, computer industry and finance sectors.



Short News / 18.04.2024

Digital ID for Innovative Materials

A team from our division »Optimization« is researching sustainable and climate-friendly production and recycling methods for new materials together with partners in the EU project DigiPass. The project promotes the exchange of digital material data between industry and research in order to establish a digital material and product passport.


Press Release / 16.04.2024

State Mathematics Competition Honors 27 Young Talents

27 students from Rhineland-Palatinate successfully took part in the state mathematics competition and prevailed against 72 others. The competition concluded with the award ceremony at our Institute.


Shortnews / 15.04.2024

PhD student Jun Liu receives Best Paper Award

With his paper »Prediction Error-based Model Predictive Control for Resource Allocation of 5G Ultra-reliable Low-latency Communication« our PhD student Jun Liu from the department »System Analysis, Prognosis and Control« received the Best Paper Award at the FICC conference in Berlin. Congratulations to him!


Short News / 11.04.2024

Paper on the Development of Exoskeletons

The paper »Multibody Dynamics and Optimal Control for Optimizing Spinal Exoskeleton Design and Support« by Monika Harant from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Development« is one of the top 10 most downloaded articles in 2023.


Press Release / 04.04.2024

What To Do with All the Data? – Embedded World

We are working on a hardware-aware NAS (Neural Architecture Search) that brings together several promising technologies.

At the »Embedded World« trade fair in Nuremberg, researchers from Fraunhofer ITWM will present their work at the joint Fraunhofer booth (Hall 4, Booth 422) from April 9 to 11, 2024.


Short News / 03.04.2024

Staking Out the Quantum Frontiers: Results of the »Applied Quantum Computing« Project

The project »Applied Quantum Computing« (AnQuC) will come to an end. The Fraunhofer ITWM's Quantum Computing working group has met with the industrial advisory board, which accompanied the project for two years, for a final summary.


Press Release / 03.04.2024

Evolution of Synthetic Rubber

Until now, the raw materials for synthetic rubber have largely been obtained from fossil sources. Four Fraunhofer Institutes are now tapping into alternative, bio-based raw material sources in the project »NaMoKau«.


Podcast Streuspanne / 27.03.2024

p-Values: Not the Last Word in Wisdom

The new podcast episode is all about »p-values«, also known as empirical significance.

The »Streuspanne« team uses statistics from the Wild West to explain what this is all about and how you can test whether a die is loaded, for example.

The podcast is only available in German. 

Upcoming Events


Berlin and Online / Hybrid Symposium / 22.04. – 23.04.2024

Symposium on Disaster Prevention

Together with our project partners, we are offering an online workshop as part of the conference. Marvin Schulte from the department »Transport Processes« will give a presentation entitled »The SEMSAI Research Project – Predicting the Development of Pandemics«.


Berlin / Workshop / 22.04. – 26.04.2024

Quantum Technology Professional

This one-week course, which we organize in cooperation with Fraunhofer FOKUS, offers an introduction to the basics of quantum computing and the most important algorithms. It provides an overview of the basics of quantum mechanics, quantum gates and circuits, quantum programming and areas of application.


Frankfurt am Main / Fair / 23.04. – 26.04.2024

TechTextil 2024

At TechTextil in Frankfurt am Main, international exhibitors will be showcasing the entire spectrum of technical textiles, nonwovens, functional apparel textiles and textile technologies. Our experts from the »Transport Processes« and »Flow and Material Simulation« departments will also be on site this year.


Stuttgart / Fair / 23.04. – 26.04.2024

Control 2024

With Control, suppliers and users have a specialist event at their disposal which illuminates all aspects in theory and presents the current global range of usable technologies, processes, products and system solutions for industrial quality assurance in practice.

We will be on site with experts from our departments  »Material Characterization and Testing« and »Image Processing«.


Berlin / Conference / 24.04. – 26.04.2024

Annual Conference of DAV and DGVFM 2024

Experts from the largest German insurance sectors will take part in the conference.

Our experts from the »Financial Mathematics« department will be on site with a booth and will present our focus areas »Life Insurance« and »Auditing«. Our colleague Philipp Mahler will also be giving a presentation. 


Career Event / 25.04.2024

Girls'Day @ Fraunhofer ITWM

Girls'Day provides practical experience in professions and fields of study in which the proportion of women is currently below 40 percent. We are taking part with a great program at the Fraunhofer Center – from a rally with a competition to a guided tour of the building including laboratory tours and exciting lectures, we offer an exciting program.


Fürstenfeldbruck / Fair / 07.05 – 08.05.2024 2024

Under the motto » in transition«, transformation processes in the field of fluid and energy systems will be discussed and participants will take part in topic-specific presentations. Our experts Dr. Isabel Michel and Dr. Jörg Kuhnert from the department »Transport Processes« will be there with the presentation »MESHFREE simulations for spray applications: Coupling 3D modeling with efficient shallow water approaches«.


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Blick über den Tellerrand / Hybrid Talk / 7.05.2024

Our Exhausted Society – Solutions and Challenges in Sports Medicine and Digitalization

Prof. Dr. Dr. Perikles Simon from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz talks about the rise in mental and lifestyle-related illnesses and how they can be counteracted with sports medicine. 


Hamburg / Fair / 12.05. – 16.05.2024

ISC High Performance 2024

This international conference brings together experts from research, business and industry.

We will also have a booth with experts from our »High Performance Computing« divison who will present our topics such as »GaspiLS«, »GPI«, »GPI Space«, »GaspiCxx«, »NASE«, »Quantum Computing«, »CARME« and »STYX«.


USA, Pittsburgh / Conference / 19.05. – 23.05.2024

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science

Our colleague Amartya Chakrabortty from the department »Flow and Material Simulation« will be on site and give a lecture on the topic »Asymptotic Analysis of a Composite Plate with Matrix Pre-strain«.


Recurring Seminars

Seminars of the Division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« 2024

This year, the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« is once again offering three further training seminars:

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