Conference  /  June 25, 2024  -  June 28, 2024

53rd International Annual Conference of the Fraunhofer ICT

International Annual Conferences of the Fraunhofer ICT, with a different emphasis each year, cover scientific and technological progress in the entire field of energetic materials and the related disciplines. Held annually for over 50 years, the conferences have gained worldwide importance, with hundreds of participants from more than 30 nations each year.


Energetic Materials – Structure and Properties

In recent decades, more demanding and varied requirements for the properties of energetic materials have led to extensive research activities to improve performance and IM behavior. In addition, the survivability of energetic materials under harsh conditions, for applications with high mechanical or thermal loads, is increasingly becoming the focus of research and development. This relies on a growing understanding of the structural details that determine material properties. While the molecular structure gives a first impression of the functionality and performance of a new energetic material, the structure at the micro- and meso-level determines or modulates essential features such as sensitivity, compatibility and mechanical stability. Examples of advanced structural models include cocrystals, core-shell, multilayer or functionally graded explosives and additively manufactured multicomponent propellants. Structural properties thus accompany all steps in the development of energetic materials, from initial synthesis, formulation and product design through to testing and evaluation. 

The International Annual Conference of the Fraunhofer ICT serves as a forum to discuss the current state of the art, to present new methods, ideas and research results and to further improve scientific understanding in the field of energetic materials. Join our conference to benefit from a platform for lively discussions, detailed exchange of scientific results and – most importantly – for networking with international experts. 

Main topics

  • New energetic materials and structures
  • Synthesis and processing
  • Characterization and testing
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • International cooperations and programs


Contributions to the conference can take the form of oral presentations (presentation time 20 minutes including discussion) or posters. Please submit an extended abstract not exceeding 500 words with optional figures and tables together with the exact title and name of the author(s). The papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings which will be available at the beginning of the event. Guidelines on how to prepare the text for publication will be sent to the authors.