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Amplifier system with extremely high output power

Philipp Neininger, PhD student at Fraunhofer IAF


Can satellite technology be sovereign and sustainable?

Dr. Jens Freese, TESAT
Christian Friesicke, Fraunhofer IAF


How do we succeed in developing energy-efficient 6G mobile communication?

Dr. Wolfgang Templ, Nokia Bell Labs
Dr. Michael Mikulla, Fraunhofer IAF


”As director of the institute, I consider myself responsible to make sure that people enjoy doing research here, and that we can conduct research at the highest level.”

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Quay


“Virtual conferences are very important for knowledge sharing at the moment.”

Michael Basler, PhD student power electronics


Low-noise high-frequency electronics for quantum computers

In conversation with Fabian Thome and Felix Heinz


“The idea of building a computer from the tiniest particles has inspired me.”

Kathrin König, PhD student quantum computing


A conversation about quantum computing

Prof. Dr. Tommaso Calarco, Head of the Institute »Quantum Control« at Forschungszentrum Jülich

Ingolf Wittmann, Technology Analyst & Consultant Fraunhofer IAF


A conversation about quantum sensing

Prof. Jörg Wrachtrup, Professor at the Institute of Physics at the University of Stuttgart

Dr. Xavier Vidal, scientist at Fraunhofer IAF


A conversation about quantum technology at Fraunhofer IAF

Prof. Dr. Dr. Oliver Ambacher, Director of Fraunhofer IAF, and Dr. Ralf Ostendorf, Business Unit Manager Semiconductor Lasers and Deputy Business Unit Manager Quantum Systems


“We are always there for our employees to offer advice and support.”

Lena Breuer, Human Resources


“As a professor, I am especially looking forward to interacting with the students.”

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Quay, Deputy Director


“It's a real breakthrough for semiconductor technology.”

Dr. Stefano Leone, Group leader epitaxy


“My thesis at IAF combines electronics and programming, and that's exactly what I've always wanted.”

Sara Alzalabny, Master thesis at Fraunhofer IAF


“Suddenly there is the moment of surprise, when something completely unexpected happens.”

Dr. Josef Rosenzweig and Dr. Klaus Köhler, researcher at Fraunhofer IAF hey accompany lectures with experiments at INATECH at the University of Freiburg


“I enjoy process technology because it combines theory with practice.”

Jasmin Niemasz, process manager


What will the communication of tomorrow look like?

Dr. Michael Mikulla, Head of Business Unit »Power Electronics« at Fraunhofer IAF

Dr. Wolfgang Templ, Nokia


What will the mobility of tomorrow look like?

Dr. Rüdiger Quay, deputy director of Fraunhofer IAF

Dr. Tomas Krämer, research coordinator at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft


What will tomorrow's medical technology look like?

Dr. Jan Jeske researches the worldwide first laser threshold magnetometer at IAF

Prof. Katja Nelson, Head of Translational Implantology at the University of Freiburg Medical Center


“I accompany projects before they start and until they reach market.”

Deborah Mohrmann, business developer


“The synergies are perfect for a circuit designer like me.”

Fabian Thome, researcher PhD


“GaN technology is a real innovation for everyday applications.”

Stefan Mönch, researcher PhD


“Dealing with the next generation of scientists enriches me.”

Martin Walther, Division Director Research Infrastructure


“I was first to show that graphene can also be used as an active electrode material.”

Marius Knapp, researcher


“The mixing of my Spanish and the German culture was highly productive for my research.”

Belén Amado-Rey, researcher PhD


“We hope that at best we can revolutionize the assembly technology.”

Christian Zech, researcher PhD


“Actually, IAF is like a Hidden Champion.”

Nicolas Kurz, Group High-frequency electronics, piezoelectronics


“The idea is the promotion of young researchers.”

Philipp Döring, Group "mockups"


“Every piece is a new challenge that requires new ideas and approaches.”

Thomas Trendle, Head of Precision Engineering


“Our quality management system starts and ends with our clients.”

Harald Müller, quality manager


“Creating a trusting relationship is important for the team spirit.”

Jutta Kühn, Head of Department Microelectronics


Of highly sensitive Satellites and the passion for research

Markus Rösch, Group leader sensor systems


Doctorate: first complete GaN-based tri-gate technology

Erdin Ture, PhD



All-round radar view through creative technical engineering

Olivia Lehmann, technician


Quantum physics brought to application: impacting the research landscape with laser technologies

Lorenz Butschek, PhD


How the Scottish manage research: internship at Fraunhofer CAP

Christina Lehmann, administration


“I have always asked for the Why.”

Vera Gramich, physicist


“Expertise and advanced technology levels make research in Germany so attractive.”

Belén Amado Rey, PhD


“Nobody here thinks within fixed borders, that’s what makes work interesting!”

Thomas Gerrer, Group diamond heteroepitaxy