Our highlights of 2019

12/18/2019 - We look back on an exciting year with new research projects and collaborations, innovations, many events, celebrations and a special award. We have put together a selection of these moments for you.

Our research projects and cooperations


Quantum Magnetometers for Industry

In the Fraunhofer lighthouse project QMag six institutes have joined forces to develop quantum magnetometers for different industrial applications.


Everything on a single chip: GaN power ICs with integrated sensors

Our researchers has succeeded in significantly enhancing the functionality of GaN power ICs for voltage converters.  


Production of aluminum scandium nitride via MOCVD

Our scientists have managed to manufacture aluminum scandium nitride via metal-organic chemical vapor deposition.

Fairs, conferences and celebrations


Hannover Fair 2019   

At this year's Hannover Fair we presented our compact and high-resolution radar systems for different industrial processes.


Fraunhofer festival in Freiburg

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Freiburg's institutes celebrated a big party with 5000 people in the city center.



Industry Workshop Quantum Technology

Our Quantum Technology workshop offered a unique opportunity to talk to business, science and politics alike.


Visits, awards and new colleagues


Freiburg's mayor Horn visited our institute by bike

Mayor Martin Horn visited all Fraunhofer Institutes in Freiburg on a bike tour across the city.



Fraunhofer FamilyLogo Award

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft honored Fraunhofer IAF for its great commitment and its diverse range of services to help employees reconcile work and family life.



Support for Business Development

Deborah Mohrmann works as a business developer in the field of optoelectronics and talks in a video interview about her challenging tasks.