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.



Press Release / 2.6.2023

Fraunhofer ITWM, Siriotek and Bematic Combine Their Nonwovens Expertise

Today, nonwoven fabrics play a central role in a number of industries. As demand for these versatile materials continues to grow, Bettarini & Serafini S.r.l, Siriotek GmbH and the Fraunhofer ITWM are now joining forces to enhance and develop air-lay technology for production of nonwovens.


Brief News / 1.6.2023

Two new Position for Dr. Valeria Bartsch

As en expert in the field of quantum computing, Bartsch, division head of »High Performance Computing«, serves on the advisory board of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing and in an advisory capacity to the steering group of the Finnish Infrastructure for Quantum Computing (FiQCI).


Press Release / 31.05.2023 / 31.5.2023

Two Awards for Financial Mathematics at Kaiserslautern

The DGVFM and the DAV have awarded the prestigious GAUSS Prize and three GAUSS Young Investigator Awards for outstanding scientific work: Dr. Simon Schnürch is awarded for his dissertation. Likewise, Prof. Dr. Ralf Korn was re-elected as DGVFM Chairman.


Press Release / 17.5.2023

Fraunhofer ITWM at the E-world energy & water 2023

Hardly any other topic is currently being discussed more: the energy transition. Our researchers have been developing innovative methods and models for the energy industry for years. From May 23 to 25, 2023, we will present various energy projects at the leading trade fair E-world in Essen.


Portrait / 12.5.2023

Graduating Top of the Class – Internship at the Fraunhofer ITWM

Valentino Bizuga is halfway through his four-week internship at our institute, during which he can experience the professional world of mathematicians.

We took advantage of the occasion and our student assistant Antoinette Duus from the »Communication« team interviewed and portrayed the 19-year-old.


Press Relase / 8.5.2023

Apply by May 31 for Mathematics Scholarship

A monthly support of 600 euros and a study-accompanying program - that is what the Felix Klein Center offers mathematics students at the Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University of Kaiserslautern. Bachelor's and Master's students as well as prospective first-year students can still apply until May 31 for the winter semester 2023/24.


Podcast Streuspanne / 20.4.2023

How Are TV Ratings Determined?

Whether it's Germany's Next Topmodel or TV events like the World Cup – time and again we hear that people decide to boycott programmes »out of principle« so as not to increase their ratings. But does that make a difference? The new podcast episode is about ratings. What is behind them and how are they collected?


Shortnews / 14.4.2023

New ToolIP-Version!

Our software »ToolIP – Tool for Image Processing« supports interactive development in image processing. In the new version we have especially optimized the user interface and performance. Please feel free to request a free demo from us!

Upcoming Events 2022


Digital Talk / 7.6.2023

Machine und Deep Learning Seminar Series

The Machine and Deep Learning seminar series continues. The next seminar will take place on 01.06.2023. Dominik Loroch from the division »High Performance Computing« at Fraunhofer ITWM will hold a digital lecture on »Neural Architecture Search«.


Fraunhofer ITWM, Seminars

Technology Webinars

Our division »Mathematics for Vehicle Development« offers regularly recurring seminars and workshops on various technology topics. The next dates:


Kaiserslautern, Fraunhofer ITWM, Workshops

ToolIP Training Courses

In 2023, two workshops on our image processing tool  »ToolIP« will be held, covering the basics of image processing.


Taormina, Italy, Conference / 30.05. – 01.06.2023

Math 2 Product (M2P) 2023

M2P 2023 is a platform to discuss the promotion of current and emerging trends in industry, sustainability and innovation. Our colleague Chaitanya Sanghavi from the department »Transport Processes« will give a presentation titled »MESHFREE for Industrial Applications: A General Continuum Mechanics Approach«.


Dresden, Conference / 30.05. – 02.06.2023

GAMM 2023

The Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) is an association for the promotion of scientific work. The conference offers an optimal opportunity for international exchange for scientists. Our colleagues from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« and the department »Transport Processes« will be present with several talks.


Fraunhofer ITWM, Guest Lecture / 05.06.2023

Dynamic X-Ray Computed Tomography

Prof. Dr. Jan Sijbers from the University of Antwerp will give a guest lecture at our institute on current challenges and solutions of research on this image processing method.

The event is organized by the High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation.


Vienna, Austria, Fair / 05.06. – 08.06.2023

EAGE Annual 2023

EAGE is the largest geoscience event in the world. The conference and trade exhibition presents the latest developments in geophysics, geology and oil and gas engineering. Our experts from the division »High Performance Computing« are on site to present the latest developments in seismic data processing.


Mainz,Conference / 19.06. – 22.06.2023

13. International Advanced Automotive Battery Conference AABC Europe

We will be at AABC Europe 2023 and our colleague Dr. Falco Schneider from the »Flow and Materials Simulation« department will be there to give a presentation titled »Studying Performance Effects of 3D Electrode Perforation with Electrochemical Impedance Simulations«.


Milan, Italy, Fair / 8.6. – 14.6.2023

ITMA 2023

ITMA is the largest international trade fair for textile and apparel technology. Our colleague Dr. Dietmar Hietel, head of department »Transport Processes« represents our institute together with a team on site. In hall 3 at booth A303, our experts will inform about the topics »Fluid Dynamics Shape Optimization« and »AI for textiles«, among others, as well as about the ITWM products »VISPI« and »FIDYST«.


Munich, Fair / 14.06. – 16.06.2023

ees Europe 2023

ees Europe is the international trade fair for batteries and energy storage systems. Under the motto »Innovating energy storage«, the event brings together all stakeholders of innovative battery technologies and sustainable solutions for renewable energy storage. Our team »Green by IT« of our division »High Performance Computing« is on site with a booth.


Paris, France, Conference / 26.06. – 30.06.2023


This conference focuses on continuum theories and discrete mechanical and thermodynamic systems.

Our colleague Dr. Katja Schladitz from the department »Image Processing« and our colleague Dr. Alexander Leichner from the department »Flow and Material Simulation« will be present with lectures.


Seminar / 27.6.2023

C++ User Group Kaiserslautern

The next seminar will take place on 27.06.2023 and will be led by Max Zeyen.


Kaiserslautern, Trade Fair / 30.06.2023

Computer Science Practice Day

The association for the promotion of Computer Science at the Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University (RPTU) Kaiserslautern-Landau will again organize a Computer Science Practice Day. A team from the division »High Performance Computing« and experts from various companies will provide information about the challenges of their work.


Kaiserslautern, Conference / 13.09. – 14.09.2023

IPS Cable Simulation User Conference 2023

We organize the IPS Cable Simulation Conference in cooperation with fleXstructures GmbH, IPS AB and Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre FCC.

Speakers and exhibitors can still register their contributions to the event until May 10, 2023.


Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern, Conference / 25.09. – 27.09.2023

Save the Date: KLAIM 2023

This year, the KLAIM conference will take place for the second time. The goal is to provide a forum for applied mathematicians – inside from academia, research labs and industry. Until June 19, 2023, you can submit your abstracts on the focus »Model-Based Approaches and Data-Driven Techniques«.


Kaiserslautern, Conference / 12.03. – 14.03.2024

Call for Papers: 8. International Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium

The conference includes approx. 50 technical papers and poster presentations focusing on international trends and technological developments in the commercial vehicle industry.

Please submit by 12.06.2023!

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Fraunhofer-Platz 1

67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 31600-0

Fax +49 631 31600-1099