Latest News

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

News

 

From PhD Candidate to Permanent Staff

Since its establishment, our institute has continually offered scholarships for PhD candidates in cooperation with TU Kaiserslautern and other universities, which can lead to the award of a PhD in just over three years. Because of the close relationships to the supervisors, this program strengthens the research orientation of our department.

In addition, the program provides excellent job opportunities for the doctoral candidates while representing a potential source of outstanding qualified employees for the department. The two new staff members for 2017, Jaroslaw Wlazlo and Tobias Seifarth, successfully completed their doctorates in Kaiserslautern and Kassel.

 

Job Offers

 

Scientific Assistants/Interns

We are always looking for student assistants and interns with good programming skills, especially in C/C++, Python, or Matlab. We offer a variety of practical activities in our projects. In addition, other large software packages (for example, dSpace, Labview) are often used, where the possibility exists. The remuneration is to be agreed upon.

Latest Releases

 

Interview / 9.6.2020

Maintain or Ease Corona Actions?

In an interview, our researchers use first screencasts to present the new tool EpideMSE for decision support in questions concerning the spread of the corona epidemic and the effectiveness of measures.

 

Presse Release / 12.5.2020

Decision Support in the Corona Crisis

In order to support local decision makers (health authorities, hospitals and especially municipalities) in planning their actions, researchers of the Fraunhofer ITWM are working on the epidemiological modeling, simulation and decision support of Covid-19  within the framework of the Fraunhofer Society's Anti-Corona Program (project name EpiDeMSE).

 

Press Release / 30.4.2020

Putting People into Pigeonholes Is Not an Option

– Yes, It Is, for the Prediction of Covid-19 Spread!

Researchers at the Fraunhofer ITWM are developing a prediction model for the spread of Covid-19 which, in contrast to classical models, is better able to detect "sudden changes in infection rates after actions have been taken". In addition, the researchers are simulating several spatially or age-separated groups in a network.

 

Press Release / 22.4.2020

Meltblown Productive

Simulations by the Fraunhofer ITWM make processes in the manufacture of nonwovens more efficient. For example, Fraunhofer's anti-corona program is optimizing the production of infection protection.

 

News / 18.2.2020

Video on MESHFREE: »Getting to the Points«

MESHFREE is our innovative software product for the grid-free simulation of physical processes. Steffen Hagmann from Porsche, one of the project partners, explains how they use the software in vehicle development. Our expert Isabel Michel and expert Jörg Kuhnert explain in which other areas MESHFREE is used.

 

Press Release / 5.11.2019

ProStAir: Reducing Pollutant Emissions with Recycled Fibers

Fraunhofer ITWM supports development of new CFRP fibers with simulation expertise.

Fairs & Events

Conference / Online / 13.10.2020 - 14.10.2020

NAFEMS DACH Regional Conference 2020

The biennial conference offers a cross-disciplinary range of information in the field of numerical simulation methods - a platform on which new techniques, tools and "best practices" are presented.

 

Fair / Geneva, Switzerland / 2020/03/31 - 2020/04/03

INDEX 2020

The fair is postponed to October 20-23.

At the international trade fair for nonwovens, our department »Transport Processes« presents its expertise in the field of technical textiles and nonwovens.