Latest News

Here we will inform you about the latest research topics, upcoming events and other news of the department.


Press Release / 14.06.2024

Fraunhofer ITWM at the »Battery Show Europe 2024« in Stuttgart

Battery simulation has been a focus of research at our institute for many years. Quality control has recently been added to this area of research. The focus here is on electrodes and their conductive properties. At the leading trade fair »Battery Show Europe« in Stuttgart, experts will be presenting these innovations in Hall 9 at Booth B85.


Press Release / 05.03.2024

Digital Twin for All Process Steps in Battery Production

Optimizing batteries is one of the most important tasks for industry and science. The simulation of battery models has been part of our daily business for years.

The Ministry of Science and Health is now supporting a new project that models the entire manufacturing process.


Press Release / 29.02.2024

Testing and Analyzing Composite Materials With Fraunhofer Expertise

JEC World describes itself as the »Festival of Composites«, as composites professionals from all over the world gather under its roof in Paris every year. Researchers from the Fraunhofer ITWM will also be there. We present testing and analysis methods for composite materials at the joint Fraunhofer stand from March 5 to 7 2024.


Research News / 01.08.2023

Safe Airbag Deployment

In car accidents, the airbag can often save lives. While driving, it lies well hidden under a high-quality plastic surface that covers large parts of the cockpit: the slush skin.

We have developed a hand-guided terahertz measurement system that enables individual and non-destructive quality control of slush skins.

Upcoming Events

An important point in our work is the exchange with colleagues about the latest developments in research and the sharing of our results. For this reason, we regularly travel to trade fairs and conferences and present our institute at a booth or in a lecture.


Toulouse, France / Congress / 15.07. – 19.07.2024

Optica Sensing Congress 2024

This year, the Optica Sensing Congress and the Optica Imaging Congress will jointly provide a platform to explore the connections between optical imaging and optical sensing.

Our expert Shiva Mohammadzadeh from the department »Material Characterization and Testing« is on site for us and will give a presentation.


Vilnius, Litauen / Summer School / July 15, 2024 - July 19, 2024

ITSS-TSaT 2024

This year's ITSS-TSaT is organized by Vilnius University and the Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology. The program includes lectures, discussion panels, company visits, group tasks, various laboratory visits and much more.

Participants will hear from and have the opportunity to network with more than 25 of the world's leading experts in THz science, technology and applications from academia and industry.

All interested Bachelor's and Master's students, doctoral candidates, postdocs, teaching staff and researchers from industry are invited to take part.

Our expert Dr. Maris Bauer from the department »Materials Characterization and Testing« will be giving a lecture on »Terahertz Technology for Industrial Applications« as part of the Summer School.


Perth, Australia / Conference / 01-09. – 06.09.2024

IRMMW-THz 2024

The International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves is taking place this year in Perth, Australia. Our experts from the Fraunhofer ITWM Joshua Hennig and Mirco Kutas from the department »Materials Characterization and Testing« will be on site with one presentation each.  Participants can inform themselves through a wide range of presentations by scientists from many fields related to terahertz.


Berlin / Fair / 24.09. – 27.09.2024

InnoTrans 2024

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is taking part in InnoTrans 2024 with a joint stand coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute IZFP and the Fraunhofer Transport Alliance. 

Our expert Dr. Joachim Jonuscheit, deputy head of the »Material Characterization and Testing« department, will also be there to present our terahertz-based measurement technology.