Prof. Ralf B. Wehrspohn elected Executive Vice President, Technology Marketing and Business Models

Prof. Wehrspohn, who will take up his position on the Executive Board on October 1, 2019, is a successful physicist and expert in materials research. He is currently Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle and Professor of Microstructured Material Design at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.

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Digitization boosts quality control: Fraunhofer CSP to present new approaches at Intersolar

The Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP presents innovative contributions to quality control in the solar industry at the Intersolar trade fair from 15.-17. May 2019 in Munich.

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Workshop on the sustainable use of domestic carbon resources

Technology development can contribute significantly to an efficient and environmentally friendly use of domestic carbon resources. This is the result of a two-day workshop with participants from China, Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany, which took place at the invitation of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Berlin.

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OCP Group and Fraunhofer IMWS sign a partnership agreement for the creation of a world-class research laboratory in Morocco

The Fraunhofer IMWS in Halle (Saale) and the Fraunhofer IGB in Stuttgart, Straubing and Leuna are intensifying their cooperation with partners in Morocco.

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Fraunhofer IMWS awarded as ‘Innovator of the Year’

For the first time, the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle (Saale) has made it into the ranking of the most innovative companies and research institutions in Germany.

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Light Provides Energy

Together with Polaravior® UG, the Fraunhofer Application Center for Inorganic Phosphors is developing an LED lamp that can help treat depression.

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Pixelated Phosphors

Phosphor-filled silicon structures allow for much greater spatial resolution and better contrast behavior than conventionally used phosphors. These innovative structures are being developed at the Fraunhofer Application Center for Inorganic Phosphors in Soest, in collaboration with the Fraunhofer ISIT.

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Areas of Research

 

Electronics

We analyze the properties of microelectronics and microsystem technology components and thus increase the reliability and performance, for example, of computer chips and sensors.

 

Plastics

We open up new potential for the use of polymers - for example, as lightweight construction materials for the automotive and aviation industry, in efficient tyres or as plastics made of renewable raw materials.

 

Medicine and Environment

How good are the materials used in medical engineering and biotechnology? How can cosmetic care products be improved? What can materials made from natural materials achieve? We find out.

 

Photovoltaics

We use our top expertise to improve technology, from wafer manufacture to module production. We develop new materials to make photovoltaics more cost effective, more efficient and more reliable.

 

Phosphors

We work on the latest generation of lighting technology and improve the reliability, efficiency and color stability of LEDs.

 

Optical Materials and Technologies

We drive innovations for microstructure-based optimization of optical materials and coatings, as well as for laser processing technologies used in industrial applications.

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