Expertise in intelligent electromechanical materials for research and industry

The Center Smart Materials (CeSMa) at Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg, Germany, is researching novel adaptive materials and developing them into customer-specific complete systems for the automotive, medical technology, white goods, mechanical engineering and consumer sectors. Examples are flexible mechanical sensors - also integrable in textiles, electrically or magnetically controllable actuators, electromechanical energy converters, adaptive dampers, controllable clutches and brakes, switchable fixing systems and controls with haptic feedback.

Benefit from our broad range of scientific and technical materials and technology and interdisciplinary cooperation at the latest scientific and industrial levels in the form of:
 

  • Development of new practical smart materials for sensors, actuators, generators, dampers etc.
  • Development of new applications for Smart Materials
  • Development of new technologies based on smart materials in industrial transfer projects

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News

Conference / 4.6.2019

EuroEAP 2019
International conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP)

Press Release of Fraunhofer FORSCHUNG KOMPAKT | Research News / 1.8.2019

Resuscitation mat
simplifies cardiac
massage

Congress and Exhibition / 26.9.2019

Interieur im Automobil 2019

On September 26, 2019 Center Smart
Materials CeSMa of Fraunhofer ISC will
participate in the congress “Interior im Automobil” in Ingolstadt.

Congress and exhibition / 13.5.2020

IDTechEx 2020

From May 13 to 14, 2020 CeSMa will be exhibiting at IDTechEx in Berlin. Among other things, we will present functional elastomers which can act as wearable technology in textiles as sensors or actuators.

Thomas Hofmann

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Dr. Thomas Hofmann

Head of Center Smart Materials CeSMa (acting)

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

Phone +49 931 4100-350

Fax +49 931 4100-399

Bernhard Brunner

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Dr. Bernhard Brunner

Team Manager Application Technology / Center Smart Materials

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

Phone +49 931 4100-416

Fax +49 931 4100-498

Holger Böse

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Dr. Holger Böse

Scientific and Technical Manager of Center Smart Materials

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

Phone +49 931 4100-203

Fax +49 931 4100-498

Johannes Ziegler

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Johannes Ziegler

Team Manager Smart Soft Materials / Center Smart Materials

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

Phone +49 931 4100-601

Fax +49 931 4100-498