Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

Fraunhofer ISC expands Health Unit

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC significantly expands its research and development activities in Würzburg in the areas of health, medical products and cell-based regenerative therapies.

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KLIMATOM of CeDeD (Center of Device Development)

KLIMATOM is a thermo-optical measuring device for climate monitoring. For heat, cold, and humidity influence on given materials (glass, glass ceramics, ceramics, synthetic material, metal) there is an online regulation. It is possible to precisely determine the behavior of expansion, swelling, and curvature. Material compounds can be examined with different expansion coefficients.

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Fraunhofer lead project Go Beyond 4.0

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC teams up with five other Fraunhofer institutes to develop novel strategies and process designs for three selected market-relevant applications in the automotive, aerospace and LED lighting sectors.

Annual Report 2016/17

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Fraunhofer ISC Nanoparticle Kitchen

The Nanoparticle Kitchen ... Be surprised about the opportunities to "cook" with the nanoparticle experts by Fraunhofer ISC in Würzburg – come in and taste the future!

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  • Battery Materials
  • Glass, Ceramics
  • Hybrid Polymers and ORMOCER®
  • Smart Materials
  • Sol-gel Materials


  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Coating Procedures
  • Lacquer Production
  • Particle Technology
  • Upscaling and Pilot Scale Production


  • Architecture and Construction
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Resources and Recycling
  • Surfaces


  • Battery and Cell Testing
  • Coating and Surface Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • Materials Analysis


Press Releases


Nanoparticles help with malaria diagnosis – new rapid test in development

The WHO reports an estimated 429,000 malaria deaths each year. The disease mostly affects tropical and subtropical regions and in particular the African continent. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC teamed up with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME and the Institute of Tropical Medicine at the University of Tübingen for a new test method to detect malaria parasites in blood. The idea of the research project “NanoFRET” is to develop a highly sensitive and reliable rapid diagnostic test so that patient treatment can begin as early as possible.

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Expert Meeting on European Potentials in Lithium

Competitiveness in the Lithium Industry – the Central Colocation Center (Metz, France) of EIT RawMaterials organised a workshop, 11-12 October 2017 in Würzburg, Germany, together with Core Partner Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, that attracted roughly 100 participants from across the value chain; one half of them were non-EIT RawMaterials members. The panel of experts gave an opportunity to review the European potentials in Lithium in terms of mining, extraction and refinement, battery materials, and cell manufacturing.

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Fraunhofer ISC expands Health Unit

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC significantly expands its research and development activities in Würzburg in the areas of health, medical products and cell-based regenerative therapies. The Translational Center "Regenerative Therapies for Oncology and Musculoskeletal Diseases", hitherto a branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart, became part of the Fraunhofer ISC on 1 August 2017. The Center is headed by Professor Heike Walles and was established at the Würzburg University Hospital. Along with the change of parent institute came a change of name: The former abbreviation “TZKME“ will be “TLZ-RT“ instead (for Translational Center Regenerative Therapies). Through the integration of the Translational Center, the Fraunhofer ISC in Würzburg expands by 47 members of staff.

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Using elastomer films to generate electricity

Water is still the most important source of renewable energy in Bavaria, Germany, accounting for some 33 percent of all renewable energy produced in the region, as showed by the Bavarian Energy Map. But conventional hydroelectric plants, especially micro hydro generators, are a subject of controversy due to their low output volumes and their interference with the ecosystem. Fraunhofer researchers are working on an environmentally friendly alternative: in the future, innovative elastomer materials are set to convert the mechanical energy produced by flowing water in small rivers directly into electrical energy.

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Fairs and Events


nano tech 2018

14.02.2018 Also this year Fraunhofer ISC is exhibiting at the nano tech's German Pavilion in Tokyo from February 14th to 16th. Hybrid materials for microelectronics are shown among other things. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth 5N-13!

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SID Display Week 2018

Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at SID Display Week from May 22th to 24th 2018 in Los Angeles. There will be shown touchscreen solutions for flexible displays, new materials for backplanes, diffractive optical elements (DOE), as well as scattering layers for lightning management.

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ICCG 2018

The 12th International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics is jointly organized by the Fraunhofer ISC and the ICCG's international organizing committee. In full accordance with its motto "Discover the World of Coatings" , the event will be devoted to innovations in coatings and lacquers. It will be held from 11 to 15 June 2018 in Würzburg. We look forward to seeing you there!

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ArabLab 2018

From 18 to 21 March Fraunhofer ISC is exhibiting for the very first time in the German Group of ArabLab in Dubai. The Center of Device Development CeDeD presents the Aquajust® machine among other things. The specially designed computer-controlled unit is a semi-automatic machine for adjusting volumetric flasks and measuring cylinders. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth!

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