Latest News

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


Press Release / 17.3.2020

Quantenoptische Terahertz-Messung von Schichtdicken

Only available in German


Press Release / 16.3.2020

Terahertz Technology Supports Cultural Heritage

L'Ultima Cena Observed by High Frequency Electromagnetic Waves: The Fraunhofer ITWM now supports a new approach to restauration.


Article in Kunststoffe 10/2019

Inline Layer Thickness Measurement

Article in »Kunststoffe« on contactless measurement with Terahertz waves in the Micrometer to Centimeter range


Press Release / 27.2.2019

Terahertz Testing with a Handheld Scanner

Our researchers have found a handheld terahertz sensor: a solution for difficult problems based on mobile terahertz technology.


Project / 19.9.2019

Self Paint

In many industries, well over half of all components are now painted manually simply because of the number and variety of options. The fully automated paint booth will enable the processing of any object in batch sizes of one.


Upcoming Events

Digital Forum / 04/06/2020 - 04/10/2020

SPIE Photonics Europe Digital Forum | 6-10 April 2020

SPIE Photonics Europe Digital Forum is a newly launched version of SPIE Photonics Europe 2020, reimagined into a convenient, high-quality, and timely method to share emerging research and technology advances throughout the photonics community — from digital optics and quantum technologies to biophotonics, optical imaging, sensing, and metrology.



Fair / Stuttgart / 05/05/2020 - 05/08/2020

34. Control – Int.Trade Fair for Quality Assurance

The Control 2020 is cancelled.


Tagung / 05/18/2020 - 05/20/2020

Jahrestagung 2020 der DGZfP

Due to the current developments with Covid-19 the annual meeting in Würzburg was cancelled without replacement.


Conference / Coex, Seoul, Südkorea / 06/08/2020 - 06/12/2020

20th WCNDT

The organizers of the WCNDT have decided to postpone the conference. A final decision on the new date and venue will be announced.

The World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing is organized by the Korean Society for Nondestructive Testing (KSNT) in cooperation with the International Committee for Non-Destructive Testing (ICNDT). At the conference with accompanying exhibition, experts from the field of non-destructive testing will meet to discuss and exchange the latest research. We will be on site with our department »Materials Characterization and Testing«.


Fair / Karlsruhe / 12.10.2020 - 15.10.2020


PaintExpo 2020 is postponed. New date: October 12 -15, 2020 in Karlsruhe

For the eighth time, PaintExpo will showcase innovations, applications, future technologies and trends covering all aspects of coating. It presents the full spectrum of international product and service offerings in the field of industrial coating technology throughout the entire value creation chain. We are on site with a booth and a team from our department »Materials Characterization and Testing«.

Fair / Paris, France / 09.03.2021- 11.03.2021

JEC World

Due to the recent assessment of the spread of the coronavirus, the JEC World 2020 is cancelled. The next JEC World will take place from 9 to 11 March 2021.

JEC World in Paris is the only trade fair that unites the global composites industry. A sign of the industry's engagement on an international platform where users can find a wide range of processes, new materials and composite solutions. The trade fair will bring together a wide range of players – from materials production to user industries.