Newsletter of the Fraunhofer IST


Dear readers,

Conferences, trade shows, training courses - we can finally meet in person again. Where? The answer can be found in this Newsletter. Furthermore, in this issue we also provide you with an insight into current research topics at the Fraunhofer IST. Amongst other items, we present our approaches regarding new battery generations and more efficient energy storage systems, our anti-adhesion coatings for the improvement of an asthma therapy, a White Paper on pharmaceutical production, and our technological advances in the integration of MEMS sensors. Are you curious about whether glass can reflect heat? You can find the answer from Professor Bräuer in our “Answered” section.

We sincerely hope that you enjoy this issue! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The editors




Memorandum of understanding for future research projects in the energy field

In the presence of the German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck, a delegation from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates (MOEI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Abu Dhabi.


Scalable manufacturing of pharmaceuticals for innovative therapies

In their white paper “Scalable manufacture of ATMPs”, researchers from nine different Fraunhofer institutes, including the Fraunhofer IST, use the example of novel and personalized cell and gene therapeutics to discuss which core building blocks are necessary for standardized and automated production.


Wear protection of highly stressed tool surfaces in extruders

For the economical and ecologically sustainable processing of plastics, long-lasting and correspondingly wear-resistant machine components are required. The Fraunhofer IST and the Southern-German Plastics Center SKZ are working together on the AiF project “Surface modification for the reduction of wear on highly stressed tool surfaces in extruders for plastics processing (extruder wear)”. 


Solid-state batteries: Moving towards more powerful energy storage systems

Within the framework of the BMBF-funded FestBatt competence cluster, the Fraunhofer IST, in collaboration with further research institutes, is conducting research into the manufacture, optimization and upscaling of processes for the production of solid-state batteries using sulfidic solid electrolytes.


Modular plasma system ensures hygienic surfaces

A reduced risk of infection and, as a consequence, a decrease in new infections are goals that have become even more important during the Corona pandemic. One important factor thereby is the cleaning and disinfection of potentially contaminated surfaces. The Fraunhofer IST developed a modular plasma system which can be integrated into types of mobile disinfection robots.


Solid-state electrolytes - the basis for the new battery generation?

For the next generation of batteries, the utilization of a solid-state electrolyte presents a promising alternative. Within the framework of the BMBF project “BiSSFest”, the Fraunhofer IST is working, in collaboration with project partners, on the production of safe and high-performance solid-state batteries.


How deeply does hydrogen penetrate surfaces? How can inhalers be improved through anti-adhesive surfaces? And how can MEMS sensors be integrated vertically – and, consequently, in a space-saving way – into electrical circuits? Find out more about these exciting research projects at the Fraunhofer IST.


How deeply does hydrogen penetrate surfaces?


Improving inhalation therapy by means of anti-adhesive surfaces


Vertical integration of MEMS sensors on application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs)


Experts of the Fraunhofer IST explain fundamentals and specialized questions, among other things from the field of thin film technology.


Dear Professor Bräuer, can glass reflect heat?

Trade fairs, conferences and events

FAPC 2022

Wolfsburg, May 17, 2022 - May 18, 2022

This year, the focus of the Future Automotive Production Conference lies on improving sustainability throughout the entire product life cycle in the automotive industry. 

Hannover Messe 2022

Hannover, May 30, 2022 - June 02, 2022

The Fraunhofer IST is presenting several exhibits from the field of sensor technology at the Hannover Messe as part of the Fraunhofer Adaptronics Alliance. 

IFAT 2022

Munich, May 30, 2022 - June 03, 2022

At this year's IFAT, the Fraunhofer IST in collaboration with the Fraunhofer IOSB will be presenting a diamond electrode-based system for the production of ozonized water. 


Metallized structural component made from PEEK.
© Fraunhofer IST, Falko Oldenburg
Metallized structural component made from PEEK.

Industry Day

May 31, 2022, Braunschweig

  • ”Decentralization as an opportunity for sustainable pharmaceutical production?”., C. Herrmann (Lecture)


June 01, 2022  -  June 02, 2022, Hannover

  • “Life Cycle Engineering for lightweight structures in mobility applications“, C. Herrmann (Keynote)

International Conference on Modern Materials and Technologies

June 20, 2022  -  June 29, 2022, Perugia, Italy

  • ”New surface boriding technologies”, M. Mejauschek (Lecture)



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