Research

In our departments, long-standing collaborations with industrial partners and public funding organizations have given us the necessary know-how and experience to offer our customers individual and specific solutions. A further strength lies in the close interaction between our competence areas, which enables us to take a holistic approach and offer system solutions.

Our Departments and Project Centers

 

Applied Electrochemistry

The Applied Electrochemistry Department is working on current and future challenges in mobile and stationary energy storage, the optimization of fuel cell systems and the development and application of advanced electrochemical sensor and analysis methods.

 

Energetic Materials

 

The Energetic Materials Department works on all aspects of the development, manufacture and application of propellants and explosives. Besides military applications, safety and security research, chemistry and process engineering and material research for the civil sector play an important role.

 

 

Energetic Systems

The main research focus of the Energetic Systems Department is the characterization of energetic materials and systems in terms of their properties and effects in defense and civil applications.

 

New Drive Systems

Drive systems for future mobility concepts, as well as energy sovereignty and sustainable energy supplies, are some of the most significant scientific and technological challenges faced by society today. The Department New Drive Systems consequently aims to advance applied research and pilot-level product development in these areas.

 

Polymer Engineering

Material and process innovations provide the impetus for the development of advanced products. Long-standing experience in material and process development makes our institute a competent partner for application-oriented research and development in polymer and composite material technology - from the initial idea and the concept development through to the manufacture of prototypes.

 

Environ­mental Engineering

To contribute towards sustainable development in an ecologically and economically viable way, the Environmental Engineering Department at the Fraunhofer ICT develops environmentally-friendly synthesis, production and recycling processes. Another important research area is the environmental qualification of technical products.

 

Fraunhofer Project Center @Western

The main research topic at the Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research @Western is the use of fiber composites in lightweight construction, especially in the automotive sector. Work is oriented towards the demands of the regional North American market. The FPC has a state-of-the-art press with a molding pressure of 2500t, enabling component research to be carried out on an industrial scale.

 

Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research FPC@UNIST

The Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (FPC@UNIST) represents a comprehensive initiative between a Korean university and the Fraunhofer ICT.