Forschungsinstitutsbesichtigung: Fraunhofer IGB in Stuttgart

Universität Ulm

The Fraunhofer IGB develops and optimizes processes and products for the business areas of health, chemistry and process industry as well as environment and energy.

The Fraunhofer IGB is one of 67 institutes and independent research units of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Europe’s leading organization for applied research.

The department of Interfacial Engineering and Material Science combines various technical processes under the aspects of material and energy efficiency. Interfaces play a key role in many technical areas such as the automotive sector, technical textiles and in medical technology. For many surfaces, properties are required that are very different from those intrinsic to the bulk of the material concerned. Besides these material surfaces, inner interfaces in composite materials are becoming increasingly important. Examples are membranes used in separation technology as well as materials for energy conversion, such as separators in fuel cells or thin films in photovoltaics. Another instance of the growing significance of interfaces are barriers in packaging materials. Finally various technical processes are combined under the aspects of material and energy efficiency. With regard to technical realization, a large variety of methods have been established which involve either films being deposited from the gas phase or the precipitation of thin films or particles from the liquid phase.

Ca. 11:45:          Arrival at the Fraunhofer-Institutszentrum Stuttgart
12:00 - 13:00:     Welcome and introduction of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Fraunhofer-Institutszentrums Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer IGB
13:00 - 14:00:     Tour of the department "Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science"
14:00 - 14:30:    Q&A Session regarding job and career opportunities at Fraunhofer

Please note our terms and conditions:

  • The number of participants is limited;
  • the deadline for registration is 9th of June;
  • registrations after the deadline cannot be accepted;
  • the registration in binding. Should you have to cancel your registration, please let us know in advance via mail so that other participants get the opportunity to take part instead!


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