Fraunhofer Materials

The Fraunhofer Group MATERIALS

The Fraunhofer Group MATERIALS integrates the expertise of 16 Fraunhofer Institutes working in the field of materials science.

Fraunhofer materials research covers the entire value chain, from new material development and improvement of existing materials through manufacturing technology on a quasi-industrial scale, to the characterization of properties and assessment of service behavior. The same research scope applies to the components made from these materials and the way they function in systems. In all these fields, experimental studies in laboratories and technical institutes are supplemented by equally important numerical simulation and modelling techniques – across all scales, from individual molecules up to components and process simulation. As far as materials are concerned, the Fraunhofer MATERIALS group covers the full spectrum of metals, inorganic non-metals, polymers and materials made from renewable resources, as well as semiconductor materials.  

The Group's expertise is concentrated specifically in the fields of energy and environment, mobility, health, machine and plant construction, building construction and living, microsystems technology and safety.  Innovative systems are developed using materials and components customized for specific applications, and based on the assessment of the behavior of a material or component under specific conditions of use. Strategic forecasts promote the development of novel, future-oriented materials and technologies.  

 

Fraunhofer MATERIALS

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News

4.10.2018

EnABLES, a new European effort enabling sustainable energy solutions for IoT applications

Nürnberg, Germany: The European Union H2020 “EnABLES” research infrastructure project has just launched its Transnational Access program, which offers free-of-charge access to equipment, tools and expertise related to ‘powering the internet of things (IoT)’. The vision of EnABLES is to develop Energy Harvesting solutions and finding ways to reduce the power consumption of devices to eliminate the need for battery replacement.
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1.10.2018

Ralf Wehrspohn is the new Chairman of the Fraunhofer MATERIALS Group

The Fraunhofer Group for Materials and Components – MATERIALS has a new chairman: Prof. Ralf B. Wehrspohn, head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, takes office today. Prof. Bernd Mayer, institute director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM will be the new deputy.
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Ralf B.  Wehrspohn

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Prof. Dr. Ralf B.  Wehrspohn

Chairman of the Group

Fraunhofer-Institut für Mikrostruktur von Werkstoffen und Systemen IMWS
Walter-Hülse-Straße 1
06120 Halle (Saale)

Bernd  Mayer

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Prof. Dr. Bernd  Mayer

Deputy Chairman of the Group

Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung IFAM
Wiener Straße 12
28359 Bremen

Ursula Eul

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Dr. phil. nat. Ursula Eul

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Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit
Bartningstr. 47
64289 Darmstadt

Phone +49 6151 705-262

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