- Inauguration of the joint Fraunhofer and TU Dresden DesignLab in Dresden.
- Dr. Elena Lopez is one of the faces of the “Photonics 100”.
- Prof. Martina Zimmermann elected to the Senate of the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft" (DFG).
- Institute Director Prof. Christoph Leyens is elected to the presidium of “acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering".
- A team of Fraunhofer IWS researchers spin off as lasertech company »Fusion Bionic«.
- Institute Director Prof. Christoph Leyens appointed to the board of DRESDEN-concept.
- The “Förderpreis” of the German Society for Tribology e.V. goes to Dr. Stefan Makowski.
- Prof. Stefan Kaskel becomes Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry at the Technical University Dresden.
- The company “Clarivate Analytics” again declares Prof. Stefan Kaskel to be one of the most cited scientists worldwide.
- Prof. Martina Zimmermann is now a member of “acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering”.
- Manuel Reif wins the »Young Professionals Award 2021« for his research on fiber-reinforced plastic composites.
- Editorial Board Member – Prof. Andrés Lasagni on the editorial board of “Scientific Report”.