Annual Report 2017

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Collaboration with Feng Chia Universtity in Taiwan

On June 1st, 2018 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed that sealed the partnership between Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST and Feng Chia University, that had already existed since 2014.


Laboratory in a bag

Human stem cells are considered a major new hope in the field of medicine. In the future, it is expected that they will make it possible to treat a wide range of ailments such as neurodegenerative diseases. With LabBag®, Fraunhofer researchers have developed an all-in-one system in the form of a transparent bag that provides a cheap, fast and sterile way for scientists to grow, differentiate and freeze stem cells. The cell models produced can be used for toxicity tests and drug development. 


Prof. Bräuer received the K-T Rie award

Prof. Dr. Günter Bräuer received the K-T Rie Award for his achievements in the field of applied plasma research at this year's Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (AEPSE), which took place in Jeju, Korea, from 11 to 15 September 2017. The award honors the scientific life of the promoted physicist.



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Trade fairs and events


Kitakyushu, Japan,  September 3-6, 2018

Dr. Lothar Schäfer, deputy director of the Fraunhofer IST, presents research results and application possibilities of the HWCVD technology in a keynote lecture.


ESB 2018

Maastricht, The Netherlands, September 9-13, 2018

The Fraunhofer IST presents the latest research results of the project ”FAST” at the exhibition of the conference focussing biomaterials.

PSE 2018

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Septemberber 17 - 21, 2018

The Fraunhofer IST participates in the conference program of the 16th PSE with numerous lectures and posters on the subject of surface treatment using plasmas.


Science Campus 2018

Braunschweig, September 24 - 26, 2018

The “Fraunhofer Science Campus“ for female students and graduates of MINT disciplines takes place at the Fraunhofer IST for the first time.



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