Latest News

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


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.


Annual Report 2017/18

Take a look at our latest annual report. Find current highlights and projects of our department.


Member of European Machine Vision Association


Our department is together with the department »Image Processing« a member of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) since January 2018.


The main goal of the non-for-profit and non-commercial association is representing the Machine Vision industry in Europe. The association has been founded in 2003 in Barcelona by industry representatives from all over Europe as a network to promote the development and use of machine vision technology.

Upcoming Events

Fair / Paris, France / 06/17/2019 - 06/23/2019

International Paris Air Show

The International Paris Air Show is an aerospace exhibition organised since 1909.

Symposium / Kaiserslautern / 06/26/2019 - 06/28/2019

22. Symposium »Verbundwerkstoffe und Werkstoffverbunde«

[only available in German]

Workshop / Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler / 07/01/2019 - 07/03/2019

IWMTS Workshop

Der International Workshop on Mobile Terahertz Systems is organized by the Institute of Digital Signal Processing of University of Duisburg-Essen.

We would like to announce that the 9th International Workshop on Terahertz Technology and Applications will take place at the Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern on March 3 and 4, 2020. As with previous events, the workshop will be accompanied by an industrial exhibition. The event is organized by us and supported by Optence e.V. and DGZfP e.V.

The workshop offers scientists and industry representatives the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience in the field of terahertz technology. The potential of the technology for analysis, testing and measurement tasks has been impressively demonstrated in recent years for various applications. However, a number of challenges still have to be solved for use in industry.

The workshop will primarily address the topics:

  • non-destructive testing
  • security
  • communication technology
  • social and health aspects of terahertz technology
  • new developments in terahertz system technology

Registration for the event will be possible as of autumn 2019. Conference language is English.

For more information concerning workshop and industrial exhibition, please contact Dr. Joachim Jonuscheit, deputy head of materials characterization and testing at the Fraunhofer ITWM.