Latest News

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

Press Release / 21.4.2021

Thickness Measurement at Top Speed

Together with TOPTICA Photonics, a manufacturer of lasers for research and semiconductor manufacturing, Fraunhofer ITWM has developed an industrial solution for inline coating-thickness measurement for ultra-high speed applications. This system enables 1600 thickness measurements per second for the first time and is thus suitable for use on fast-moving samples during ongoing production.

Press Release / 6.4.2021

Quantum-Inspired Terahertz Spectroscopy With Visible Photons

The researchers of the Fraunhofer ITWM are working on the detection of terahertz waves based on new quantum optical methods. A year ago, the renowned journal »Science Advances« reported on first successes. Now the next milestone has been reached.

Prizes and Awards

Prize for Nina Schreiner

Our colleague Nina Schreiner has received the Poster Pitch Prize for the EuMC-32 session at the virtual European Microwave Week 2020. She was successful with her presentation on "Optimization algorithms for accurate FMCW thickness measurements".

Prizes and Awards

Best Paper Award

Our colleague Maris Bauer has received the THz Science and Technology Best Paper Award für das Jahr 2021 gewonnen.  

This recognized his IEEE publication "A High-Sensitivity AlGaN/GaN HEMT Terahertz Detector With Integrated Broadband Bow-Tie Antenna" as "most significant contribution by a published paper in the year 2019 to the field of interest of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society”.

Upcoming Events#

Due to the developments regarding the spread of the corona virus in Germany, our events and also the visits to the events of the next weeks and months are canceled or postponed. We will inform you here as soon as the situation has changed and events are taking place again. Events with participation of our department which have been postponed or canceled can be found in the following overview.

Events canceled and postponed


Events with catch-up date in 2022

  • 20th WCNDT, Seoul Korea
     February 28 - March 4, 2022 in Incheon, Korea
  • JEC World, Paris
    will take place from March 8-10, 2022 in Paris
  • Paint Expo, Karlsruhe
    April 26 -29, 2022 in Karlsruhe
  • InnoTrans 2020, Berlin
    September 20 - 23, 2022  







Fair / from 5.5.2021

Control Virtual 2021

This year, Control 2021 will also take place virtually. In digital showrooms, our departments will provide information about new developments in the areas of Automated View Planning for complex surface inspection (Image Processing) and non-destructive testing with terahertz technology (Material Characterization and Testing).