Fraunhofer Group for Materials and Components – MATERIALS


Material research within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft covers the entire value chain, from the development of new materials and the enhancement of existing ones, to industrial-scale manufacturing technology, characterization of material properties and evaluation of material behavior when employed in components and systems. 

The group concentrates its expertise primarily on fields of activity that are important to the national economy: energy, health, mobility, information and communication technology, construction and housing. It promotes the use of novel, customized materials and components as a means of implementing innovative systems.

Further Information

Business areas

  • Health
  • Energy & Environment
  • Mobility
  • Construction & Living
  • Machinery & Plant engineering
  • Microsystems technology
  • Safety


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Elsner

    Fraunhofer Group for Materials and Components – MATERIALS – MATERIALS

    Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT

    Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Straße 7
    76327 PfinztalGermany

    • Phone +49 721 4640-401
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Gumbsch

    Deputy spokesman of the Fraunhofer Group for Materials and Components – MATERIALS

    Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM

    Wöhlerstr. 11
    79108 FreiburgGermany

    • Phone +49 761 5142-100
    • Fax +49 761 5142-400


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