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.



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.


Fraunhofer IST trainees deliver top performance

The two Fraunhofer IST trainees Conrad von Bülow and Jonas Boomers have successfully completed their final examinations to become physics laboratory assistants. With an average of 1.4, Conrad von Bülow is thereby one of the Chamber’s best. As one of the best trainees within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, he will receive his honors in Munich. Congratulations!


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

AEPSE 2019

Jeju Island, Korea, September 1 – 5, 2019 

Dr. Michael Thomas, Head of the Department ”Atmospheric Pressure Processes”, will give a lecture on ”Plasma 4.0 – selective surface functionalization by atmospheric pressure plasmas”.

ZVO Oberflächentage 2019

Berlin,  September 11 – 13, 2019

The scientific program of the conference will be completed by a lecture by Prof. Dr. Christoph Herrmann.

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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