Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technology (CCD) :Prototype Neural Probe with Polycrystalline Diamond heat spreader (Left) and standard SU-8 probe (Right)

Fraunhofer USA CMI - Top view of microfluidic chip. A microfluidic platform for rapid, stress-induced antibiotic susceptibility testing

The Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is developing Plug and Play PV Systems to dramatically reduce the soft costs of residential PV installations, targeting a goal of $1.50/Watt installed cost by 2020, down from an average of $4/W installed cost.

The Fraunhofer USA Center for Laser Applications (CLA) provides research and development expertise in laser materials processing

Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology (CMB) Trays of plants are inverted for immersion in vacuum infiltration tank. 

The Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering (CESE) scientists are experts in the advancement of software development.

Fraunhofer USA Center for Energy Innovations (CEI)- Developing glass compositions

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Cabot and Fraunhofer Collaborate on Truck Solar PV Pilot

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CMB sponsors Fellowship Program

Fraunhofer CMB sponsors Delaware Governor’s Bioscience Fellowship Program


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U.S.Senator Gary Peters Visits Fraunhofer CCD

Senator Gary Peters of Michigan came to Michigan State University for a tour of Fraunhofer CCD


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Dr. Andre Sharon Moderator at the East Coast Industry Forum

Dr. Andre Sharon, Executive Director of Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation moderated the panel for Manufacturing/Innovation at the East Coast Industry Forum (ECIF) in cooperation with the German American Chambers of Commerce. 


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Ceiling panel cools regardless of climate

Poorly maintained air conditioning systems cause mold or other bacteria to spread; they often also generate drafts and are costly to operate. An alternative technology that uses ceiling panels covered in special heat-conducting film operates well below the dew point. Designed by Fraunhofer researchers, the system offers hygienic cooling even in tropical climates, and uses up to 70 percent less energy. The multifunctional system will be launched at the BAU trade fair from January 16-21, 2017 as part of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance’s special show, “Fraunhofer CityLaboratory – creating living spaces” (Hall C2, Booth 538).

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Security planning for urban areas simplified

For the first time, security aspects regarding urban planning have already been taken into account during the design phase. Software identifies and analyzes specific risks, quantifies damages and proposes solutions. VITRUV supports city planners at all stages of their work and helps optimize existing infrastructures. Scientists will present their technology at Trade Fair BAU 2017 from January 16-21, 2017 in Munich at the Fraunhofer booth (Hall C2, Booth 538).

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Combination of insulation and thermal mass

When the summer sun burns in the sky, phase change materials (PCM) integrated in building envelopes absorb the heat – it remains cool inside. When it is getting colder outside, the materials give off heat. Several grams of these storage media can protect against overheating and undercooling for a long time. For the first time, researchers have combined insulating characteristics of foams with PCM thermal masses via established procedures of shaping processes. Due to this combination of materials the heat transfer through walls is reduced for hours.

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SmartMeters to use algorithms to analyze electricity consumption

Using innovative electric meters and smart algorithms, Fraunhofer researchers want to revolutionize energy management in the future. In cooperation with their partners, they have developed a method that breaks down total energy consumption appliance by appliance using a single, high-tech electric meter. A prototype will be exhibited at BAU 2017, and is set to go on sale next summer.

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