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.



Podcast Streuspanne Special / 14.06.2024

Short Episode on the European Parliament Elections

The special is under the bold statement: »There is no shift to the right. Unfortunately. The AfD in the European elections since 2014«. The focus of the discussion: the wording of the media in connection with statistics and why we need a real positive shift.

[Podcast only available in German]


Press Release / 12.06.2024

MESHFREE Wins Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2024

Because highly dynamic processes often cannot be satisfactorily mapped with conventional software, we have developed a solution with the MESHFREE tool that can simulate complex processes cost-effectively. We will be awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2024 for this software.


Podcast Streuspanne / 10.06.2024

Police Crime Statistics and the Narrative of Criminal Foreigners

In this episode, we look at the Police Crime Statistics. These are published by the Federal Criminal Police Office and often attract a great deal of media attention. The data on origin in particular is often used for striking headlines. How can they be put into context?

[Podcast only available in German]


Felix-Klein-Zentrum für Mathematik / 07.06.2024

Math Talent School 2024 – Special Edition Girls-Camp

What does the professional world of a mathematician look like and what is applied mathematics? 18 selected schoolgirls found out at our institute. Our Math Talent School from 3 to 7 June 2024 was organized by the Felix Klein Centre for Mathematics as a girls' camp.


Short News / 05.06.2024

Study on Equity-Based Pensions in Germany

Together with the consultancy firm teckpro, Prof. Dr. Ralf Korn, a member of our Scientific Board, is examining the government coalition's proposal to stabilize the pension system. The study shows that a total capital of several trillion euros is necessary to maintain the current overall level of benefits provided by the state pension system.


Research News / 03.06.2024

Support for Care Staff: Long-Term Care With AI

In the »Care-Integrated Artificial Intelligence in the Professional Care Process« (ViKI pro) project, researchers at our institute together with our partners, enable specialists in the care sector to identify individual care needs and plan appropriate measures with the support of AI.


Press Release / 16.05.2024

Doctorate With Application

We and the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau have succeeded in bringing a Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) to Kaiserslautern! The interdisciplinary program called MIMO – Mathematics of Interdisciplinary Multiobjective Optimization – offers doctoral students the opportunity to combine mathematics and engineering sciences.


Press Release / 08.05.2024

ISC High Performance Computing

ISC High Performance 2024 is an international conference and exhibition that fosters the growth of a global high-performance computing community of technology providers and users. Our experts from the »High Performance Computing« division were on site at our exhibition stand.

Upcoming Events


Sozopol, Bulgaria / Conference / 07.06. – 13.06.2024

Applications of Mathematics in Engineering and Economics (AMEE)

The conference aims to bring together experts and young scientists to talk about various applications of mathematics in the fields of engineering, physics, economics and biology. Our expert Dr. Ali Moghiseh from the department »Image Processing« is on site at the conference and gives a talk. 


Madison, Wisconsin, USA / Conference / 09.06. – 13.06.2024

International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics

The IMSD conference is a biennial series that serves as a meeting place for the international multibody community. Our colleagues from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« will be there and give a presentation.


Oslo / Conference / 10.06. – 13.06.2024

85th EAGE Conference and Exhibition

A secure energy future. We support oil/gas access and renewable energy. Researchers show seismic advances, Sharp Reflections supports Norway. 

Our »High Performance Computing« researchers will be on site again this year to present the latest developments in seismic data processing.


Frankfurt am Main / Messe / 10.06. – 14.06.2024


Our experts Dr. Sebastion Osterroth from the department »Flow and Material Simulation«, Dr. Sebastian Blauth from the department »Transport Processes« and Dr. Marco Baldan from the division »Optimization« will be on site with the exhibition focuses »Ohmic Reactor«, »Shape Optimization« and »Online Optimal Control« and will provide information about our research in various areas at the joint stand of the Fraunhofer Chemistry Alliance.


Dresden / Conference / 11.06 – 13.06.2024


Since 2002, the DVM (German Association for Materials Research and Testing) has been organizing conferences that deal with the increasingly important issues of lightweight construction, material and energy efficiency and the resulting improvement in sustainability.

Our experts Dr. Klaus Dreßler and Dr. Fabio Schneider-Jung from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Development« will be on site to give a presentation.


Career Event / 13.06.2024

Company Contact Fair »Treffpunkt«

The company contact fair brings students and graduates together with companies from various industries to exchange information about career opportunities and gain insights into a wide variety of professional fields. Employees from the human resources teams of our institute and Fraunhofer IESE will be on site to provide information about career opportunities at the Fraunhofer Institutes in Kaiserslautern.


Online / Webinar / 18.06.2024


Our expert Tom Ewen from the department »Financial Mathematics« will give a presentation entitled »Option valuation with quantum computing« in the webinar on the topic of »Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Quantum Computing«.

The webinar is the first event of the lecture series »Banking Bytes«, which is organized by the Quantum Computing companies »Anaqor« and »AXOVISION«.


Digital Seminar / 18.06. – 19.06.2024

MESHFREE Training for Advanced Users

The workshop is aimed at anyone who has previously completed the »Introduction to MESHFREE« course.

In the course, participants will learn how MESHFREE can be used to simulate and analyze the paths that water takes when crossing a vehicle or when it is exposed to rain.


Stuttgart / Congress / 18.06. – 20.06.2024

The Battery Show Europe

The Battery Show Europe offers participants the opportunity to discover the latest products and solutions from the battery industry. Our experts Dr. Joachim Jonuscheit, Dr. Konrad Steiner, Dr. Falco Schneider and Dr. Jochen Zausch will be on site with an exhibit and presentation on the topics of layer thickness measurement of the electrode coating and cell and production process simulations.


Munich / Messe / 19.06.2024 – 21.06.2024

EM-Power Europe 2024

The trade fair for energy management and networked energy solutions takes place as part of »The smarter E Europe«.

We will be there with our experts Dr. Franz-Josef Pfreundt and Matthias Klein-Schlößl from the division »High Performance Computing« and with our co-exhibitor and spin-off Wendeware AG, presenting various projects and activities of our »Green by IT« team.


Kaiserslautern, Fraunhofer ITWM / Guest Lecture / 20.06.2024

Smoothing Traffic via Automated Vehicles: From Mathematical Models to Large-Scale Experiments

Prof. Benjamin Seibold from Temple University, Phildelphia, USA will give a guest lecture at our institute.


Aachen / VDI Conference/ 25.06. – 26.06.2024

Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving

Our experts Tim Rothmann and Dr. Johannes Schwank from our division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« will be on site.

Tim Rothmann will give a presentation entitled »Scenario-Based Validation of Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Driving Functions«.


Blick über den Tellerrand / Hybrid Talk / 25.06.2024

Comprehension and Concepts of Time in the Long 20th Century

Prof. Dr. Christian Geulen from the University of Koblenz will discuss what the long 20th century (i.e. from around 1880 to the present day) has produced in terms of other concepts, theories and ideas of time in addition to the mathematical and scientific concept of time.


High Performance Center Software / Workshop / 10.10. – 11.10.2024

Mathematical Methods in Process Engineering (MMiPE)

Every two years, interested parties come together at our Institute to discuss mathematical methods in process engineering.

Please register until September 27, 2024, via the online registration form on our event page.


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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