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Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM


Storytime with: Bernd Mayer and Matthias Busse

Fraunhofer IFAM
Professor Bernd Mayer (l) and Professor Matthias Busse (r), Institute Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM

WHY are people the key focus of material research at Fraunhofer IFAM?

HERE’S WHY – We live in an increasingly dynamic world. Technological cycles are getting ever shorter and our habits in life and needs are changing. New findings from the area of material research and further developments in manufacturing technologies drive innovation for almost all aspects of life and technology. The focus is on questions concerning new material-based functionalities that lead to more efficient mobility, climate-friendly energy technology, innovative maritime technologies, or safe medical technology.


WHY is there a bit of the University of Bremen at Fraunhofer IFAM?

HERE’S WHY – Big technological challenges can only be tackled together and spread across all areas. Whether students, scientists, or our professors, they all contribute their knowledge in the name of progress. Our outstanding cooperation in the field of battery research deserves a special mention. With the bridge professorship held by Professor La Mantia at the University of Bremen, the team for energy storage development at Fraunhofer IFAM under Dr. Julian Schwenzel has received pioneering backup.