Fraunhofer Groups / Alliances

Fraunhofer Group for Materials and Components

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.

Business Areas

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

Chairman

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Elsner

Fraunhofer Group for Materials and Components – MATERIALS

Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT

Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Straße 7
76327 Pfinztal, Germany

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 Freiburg, Germany

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