Newsletter 2/2019

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Fraunhofer Project Center for Energy Storage and Systems ZESS

The Fraunhofer IST bundles its expertise in the field of energy storage in mutual collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institutes IKTS and IFAM.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST in Braunschweig is an innovative partner for research and development in surface technology, with expertise in the associated product and production systems.



11 years of antenna coating at the Fraunhofer IST

On 3rd September, the time had finally come: After eleven years, Project Manager Torsten Hochsattel held in his hands the – for the time being – final antenna component for the Sentinel-1C and D missions to be coated by him and the galvanic team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST.


Fraunhofer IST becomes a member of the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance

The Fraunhofer Battery Alliance bundles the expertise of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the field of electrochemical energy storage devices. Only recently, the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, represented by the engineers Sabrina Zellmer and Stefan Blume, has also been a member.


Position paper on the future of automotive production

How will the German automobile industry have to change in the face of digitalization, new markets, philosophies, and technologies? In its whitepaper, the Fraunhofer AutoMOBILE Production Alliance proposes some options and a concrete solution space. 



We will gladly send you the annual report of the Fraunhofer IST in digital form and inform you about our latest developments of the Fraunhofer IST.

Trade fairs and events

PE2 2019

Zielonka/Warsaw, Poland, September 24 – 26, 2019 

Both managers of the Fraunhofer IST will complement the scientific program of the International Conference Power Electronics for Plasma Engineering.


Dresden,  October 8 – 10, 2019

The Fraunhofer IST participates at this year's symposium on thin-film surface technology as part of the accompanying industrial exhibition and with three lectures.

International Battery Production Conference

Braunschweig, November 4 – 6, 2019

The Fraunhofer IST participates as a scientific partner at the IBPC, which takes place for the second time in Braunschweig. 

RSD 2019

Braunschweig, December 5 – 6, 2019

The International Conference on Reactive Sputter Deposition takes place at the Fraunhofer IST in Braunschweig for the first time. The deadline for abstract submission is November 1, 2019.

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