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Precise analysis and characterization are essential in material and process development.

In this sensitive area, the Fraunhofer ISC scores with state-of-the-art, certified laboratory technology (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and RAL or EUCEB test laboratory for mineral wool) and experienced experts who identify problems and/or damage with meticulous intuition.

Naturally, this also includes sound material expertise. The analysis results obtained must be interpreted correctly - so that tailor-made solutions/applications can be designed.   

Fraunhofer expertise is applied in the following areas:

  • Plant and mechanical engineering
  • Automotive
  • Chemistry
  • Diagnostic
  • Cosmetic
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals

Our diversified portfolio


Battery and Cell Testing

Modern laboratory and pilot plant rooms
with extensive equipment
enable complex, detailed
screening and evaluation processes.



In cooperation with the Fraunhofer
Attract group "3DNanoCell" the Fraunhofer ISC offers a high class
infrastructure in the field of bioanalytics.


Coating and Surface Analysis

Extensive portfolio of techniques for
characterization of coatings and surfaces
(glass, ceramics, metals or (hybrid) polymers).


Process Analysis

Optimization and control of
manufacturing processes. For example:
thermo-optical measurement methods.


Failure Analysis

In addition to meaningful analysis results and measurement data, technically sound evaluations and interpretations (including proposed solutions if necessary) are provided with regard to material and process


Thermal Analysis

Specialized in the development of
scientific research facilities and their
analyses. Both in the characterization
of new materials and in quality control
within the production process.


Environmental Analysis

This is about climatic conditions and
environmental influences on humans,
buildings and products.


Materials Analysis /
Materials Testing

Material characterization according to
chemical and physical properties, analysis
of glasses, glass ceramics, ceramics
as well as damage analysis and much more.

Center for Applied Analytics and Accredited Analytics


Center for
Applied Analytics

Especially tailored to the needs of research and development industry tailored analytical solutions for pharmaceuticals, chemistry, medicine, diagnostics and cosmetics.


Accredited analytics

The Zentrum für Angewandte Analytik ZAA in Würzburg is accredited according to DIN EN ISO/EC 17025 as well as RAL or EUCEB test laboratory for mineral wool.

Your local contacts

Jürgen Meinhardt

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Jürgen Meinhardt

Head of Cluster Services

Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-202

Fax +49 931 4100-299

Alexander Reinholdt

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Alexander Reinholdt

Head of Center for Applied Analytics

Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-260

Fax +49 931 4100-299

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