Here we collect press releases, impressions of events, publications such as professional articles, professional portraits or interviews in online media or other interesting news from 2021. Each department and each area bundles these news according to subject area and interests on the individual pages. There they also provide further exciting information such as job vacancies or upcoming events.


Press Release / 28.4.2022

Digital twins and terahertz waves ensure quality

At the international trade fair for quality assurance "Control" in Stuttgart, we will present our inspection systems for ensuring product quality.


You can find us from May 3 to 6 in hall 6 at booth 6301.


Press Release / 25.4.2022

Math Ins-π-res Not Only on Girls Day

[Only available in German]

On April 28, girls can try out various digital workshops and livestreams at Fraunhofer, learn about exciting professions and come into direct contact with female scientists. Of course, our female researchers will also show their exciting fields of work. Ins-π-ration will also come from Youtuber Susanne Scherer aka MathemaTrick, who is originally from Kaiserslautern.


Press Release / 20.4.2022

Innovative Simulation for the Food Industry

Whether cleaning, stirring, kneading or injection processes – MESHFREE can be used to reliably simulate food technology processes. The software product developed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer SCAI uses grid-free simulations to map physical processes. This year, the institutes will again be represented at Anuga FoodTec from April 26 to 29 in Hall 7.1 at Stand A049.


New Project / 14.4.2022

Standards for the Future Technology Quantum Computing

With the BMBF-funded project »QCStack«, our researchers are pursuing a clear vision: the development of a technology- and vendor-independent software stack for quantum computers. Together with project partners, we are developing software that is needed for the initialization and continuous operation of quantum computers. 


Press Release / 23.3.2022

Ministerial Director hands over funding notification for ENERDIG

The efficient use of energy is becoming increasingly important. The state government of Rhineland-Palatinate wants to combat climate change and is therefore promoting our »ENERDIG« project. Ministerial Director Daniel Stich handed over the funding notification to Institute Director Anita Schöbel and Project Manager Dietmar Hietel. [Only available in German]


Press Release / 23.3.2022

The Next Generation of OCT Layer Thickness Measurement Systems

Our researchers use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to measure the thickness of very thin layers and are developing the next generation of these measurement systems in »Dünnschicht-OCT«. In the process, the experts are pushing into layer thickness ranges of less than 2 µm. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).


Students Competition / 10.2.2022

ECMI Students Competition 2022

How to simulate fatigue effects in muscles? We had a hand in this question for the competition: Together with our spin-off fleXstructures GmbH and the Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre for Industrial Mathematics FCC, we are researching human models for the digital factory. Dr. Joachim Linn is also on the prize committee.


Press Release / 17.1.2022

ProP4CableSim – Trilateral Project Simulates Cable Systems in Vehicles

No more cable clutter: Our institute is working on the prediction of the elastic properties of cable systems in the »ProP4CableSim« project. It is part of a special transfer program of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the German Research Foundation (DFG). 


Textil Network Article

Virtual Quality Inspection for Filter Nonwovens

[Only available in German]

Nonwoven production received more public attention than ever, because the technical textile is crucial for infection control. The ultra-fine nonwoven products are produced in meltblown processes. An team of the Fraunhofer ITWM is optimizing the entire production chain in the ProQuIV project.


Radio Interview / 13.1.2022

Corona Incidence: High Numbers in the North?

Our institute director, Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel, was heard live on SWR Aktuell radio as a Corona expert. Why are there so many new infections in northern Germany? And how should federal states like Schleswig-Holstein or Bremen proceed now? She also talks about current forecasts and the handling of Omikron in Rhineland-Palatinate. Missed the interview? No problem – you can listen to the recording online at SWR: