Fraunhofer Groups / Alliances

Fraunhofer Photocatalysis Alliance

Photocatalytic active coating systems with self-cleaning, anti-bacterial, foul-resistant or fog-reducing characteristics are the central focus of the R&D work carried out by the Fraunhofer Photocatalysis Alliance.  

The aim of the alliance is the development of new material and coating concepts for higher-performance photocatalysts and their application on various surfaces such as glass, plastics and metals. 

The eight participating institutes bring a comprehensive, diverse set of competencies to the alliance: material, coating and process development, analysis techniques and test and measurement systems for assessing biological activity and ecotoxicological environmental impact.

Business Areas

  • Switchable coatings
  • Coatings for indoor applications
  • Coatings on glass and ceramics
  • Coatings on plastics
  • Analytical techniques and activity measurement
  • Biocompatibility testing and environmental impact assessment

Spokesman of the alliance

Dr. Michael Vergöhl

Spokesman of the Fraunhofer Photocatalysis Alliance

Fraunhofer Institute for Thin Films and Surface Engineering IST

Bienroder Weg 54 E
38108 Braunschweig, Germany

Phone +49 531 2155-640
Fax +49 531 2155-900