Battery Technology

Innovations for the battery of the future – this is the research focus of the technology field battery technology, which is developing new concepts for the entire process chain of battery cell production. Structure-property relationships for new materials in battery cells are being researched and efficient as well as cost- and resource-saving production processes are being developed. In addition to the further development of current lithium-ion technology, the focus is also on innovative storage concepts such as the lithium-sulfur and solid-state battery.

A central field of research and development is novel chemical coating processes. The dry transfer electrode coating process DRYtraec® developed at Fraunhofer IWS enables the solvent-free, environmentally friendly and cost-efficient production of battery electrodes. Innovative process solutions are being developed for lithium metal batteries, from the production of thin lithium layers to automated cell assembly.

Another focus is on customized solutions for gas and particle filtration of harmful substances. Requirements for the design of selective and efficient filter systems arise in a wide variety of production environments, including during battery production and recycling.


Chemical Surface and Battery Technology

  • Battery and Electrochemistry
  • Battery Technology
  • Chemical Coating Technology

Gas and Particle Filtration

Holger Althues

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Dr. rer. nat. Holger Althues

Division Manager Battery Materials

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS
Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden

Phone +49 351 83391-3476

Benjamin Schumm

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Dr. rer. nat. Benjamin Schumm

Division Manager Particle Technology

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS
Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden

Phone +49 351 83391-3714

Thomas Abendroth

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Dr.-Ing. Thomas Abendroth

Division Manager Battery Cell Technology

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS
Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden

Phone +49 351 83391-3294



Advanced Battery Technology Center (ABTC)

Find out more about technologies for new energy storage systems in electromobility.



BMBF competence cluster for solid-state batteries (FestBatt): FB2-Thio – Cell Platform Thiophosphates (FKZ: 03XP0430A), FB2-Prod – Cross-Sectional Platform Production (FKZ: 03XP0432E), Timeframe: 11/2021-10/2024, BMBF


Development of Li-S battery cells based on CNT electricity collectors, Timeframe: 07/2022–06/2024, (Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, FKZ: 100589068) 


Development of multilayer pouch cell lithium-sulfur solid state batteries, Timeframe: 07/2021–06/2024 (BMBF, FKZ: 03XP0395B)


Structural mechanical cathode adaptation on silicon- and lithium-based anode materials (KaSiLi), Timeframe: 11/2019–10/2022 (BMBF, FKZ: 03XP0254 A-D)


Lithium sulphur for safe road electrification, Laufzeit: 01/2019–07/2022, (Horizon2020, FKZ: 814471)


Recycling and resynthesis of carbon materials from lithium batteries – recovery, reprocessing, reuse and adapted cell design (BMBF, FKZ: 03XP0354D)


Monitoring of low volatile electrolytes in the mechanical recycling process chain (BMBF, FKZ: 03XP0354D)


Automation as a key technology for the economic remanufacturing of lithium-ion battery systems (BMWi, FKZ: 03ETE031K)

News and Media


Press Release / 11.1.2024

Silicon Nitride-based Particles as Promising Anode Material for Solid State Batteries


Press Release / 19.9.2023

Intelligent Textiles as Protection against PAH Toxins

Fraunhofer IWS Supports Industry Partners in the Development of New Protective Suits for Firefighters


Press Release / 20.4.2023

Sulfur and Silicon as Building Blocks for Solid State Batteries

BMBF Project “MaSSiF” Explores Innovative Battery Concept


Press release / 12.5.2022

DRYtraec® to become technology platform

Fraunhofer IWS receives millions in federal funding for dry battery electrode coating technology