Latest News

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


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”.


Only available in German - Fachartikel JOT - Journal für Oberflächentechnik

Robotergestützte Schichtdickenmessung

Im Fachartikel des »JOT - Journal für Oberflächentechnik« berichten unsere Experten über zerstörungsfreie und berührungslose robotergestützte Schichtdickenmessung in der Fertigung.

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 2021

  • 34th Control, Stuttgart
    will take place from May 4 to 7, but without Fraunhofer participation

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  







Tagung - virtual / 10. - 12.05.2021

DGZfP-Jahrestagung 2021 - Zerstörungsfreie Materialprüfung

Die DGZfP-Jahrestagung 2021 findet als virtuelle Veranstaltung statt.

Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung (DGZfP) wird ihre Jahrestagung 2021 auf Grund der derzeitigen Entwicklungen in Bezug auf das Coronavirus am 10. und 11. Mai virtuell durchführen. Wir bedauern diese Entscheidung sehr, sehen aber keine andere Möglichkeit.

Das wissenschaftliche Programm wird angepasst, ebenso die Informationen für Aussteller, Teilnehmende, Vortragende und Posterautoren. Die entsprechenden Informationen auf der Tagungswebseite werden schrittweise aktualisiert. Angemeldete Teilnehmer*innen, Vortragende, Posterautoren, Aussteller und Sponsoren werden in den kommenden Tagen direkt von uns kontaktiert.

Digital Conference / 09. – 14.5.2021

CLEO Technical Conference and Exhibition


CLEO, the world-renowned conference for laser science and photonics applications, will be presented in an all-virtual format, 09 – 14 May 2021. This approach will accommodate speakers and attendees from across the globe with live and on-demand content. One of our experts will also contribute to the program.


May 12.2021, 11:30 PM to 11:45 PM: Mirco Kutas – Terahertz Material Characterization with Visible Light