Latest News

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


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.


Stuttgart, Konferenz / 3.5. – 6.5.2022

Digital Twins and Terahertz Waves Ensure Quality

The Fraunhofer ITWM will again be present at the international trade fair for quality assurance »Control« in Stuttgart. From May 3 to 6, our researchers show their testing systems for assuring product quality in industrial environments in hall 6, booth 6301. 


Press Release / 17.3.2023

Minister Clemens Hoch hands over funding decisions for »QUIP« and »MaTBiZ«

Science Minister Clemens Hoch brought two funding decisions to Kaiserslautern to support Quantum Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate (QUIP) and the project MaTBiZ.

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.


Paris, France / Fair / 05.03. – 07.03.2024

JEC World 2024

JEC World is the global trade fair for composite materials and their applications. Our experts Dr. Joachim Jonuscheit, Dr. Matthias Kabel and Dr. Hannes Grimm-Strele from the »Materials Characterization and Testing« and »Flow and Material Simulation« departments will be at the joint Fraunhofer booth to provide information on current topics and projects.


Kaiserslautern / Fraunhofer ITWM / Workshop / March 10, 2024 - March 12, 2024

14th Terahertz Young Scientists Meeting

From March 10 to 12, 2024, we are hosting a meeting for Master's students and PhD students in the field of terahertz research, where young researchers from the terahertz community will have the opportunity to present their work in a friendly and welcoming international environment.


Call for Papers/ 12.03. – 13.03.2024

Workshop Terahertz Technology and Applications 2024

Please submit your papers to us by November 30, 2023. 

Abstracts will then be reviewed by the program committee and authors will be notified.


Karlsruhe / Fair / 09.04.2024 – 12.04.2024

Paint Expo 2024

PaintExpo is the world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technology.

We are on site with a team from the department »Materials Characterization and Testing« and present our work in the field of coating thickness measurement of single and multi-layer coatings using terahertz measurement technology.