Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM

Divisions at Fraunhofer IMM

Our scientists are engaged in research and development in the three divisions of Chemistry, Energy and Diagnostics. We organize our competencies in these three pillars according to the priorities Sustainable Economy and Energy, Healthy Living, Intelligent Mobility and Civil Security. With our system and technology oriented innovations we contribute to the competitiveness of our customers and partners. In doing so, we stand for responsible handling of new technologies and for sustainable development to benefit private and public enterprise as well as society.



analytica 2022

At the analytica 2022, we will be showcasing selected developments from our DIAGNOSTICS division.

June 21-24, 2022


EnMAP sends first images!

The hyperspectral satellite EnMAP, launched a month ago, has sent its first images. EnMAP is equipped with the double-slit chip developed at IMM.


Visit us at the Hannover Messe

At Hannover Messe 2022, we will present our application-oriented developments for fuel preparation from all conventional and renewable fuels.

May 30, 2022  -  June 02, 2022


CoViD-19 Pandemic


Obtaining hydrogen from methanol: Optimized reformers

Methanol reformers convert easy-to-transport methanol into hydrogen. But conventional reformers still come with a number of drawbacks – catalyst attrition, to name but one example. An innovative methanol reformer for mobile applications from the Fraunhofer IMM is able to overcome these challenges.


Clinical evaluation

of our technology for qPCR assays for the rapid detection of SARS-COV-2 has begun. 

The primary objectives of these evaluations are to confirm technical reliability and to determine diagnostic specificity and sensitivity.


Microlab on a chip: Water please, but clean

A further developed chip prototype for water analysis devices has emerged from the MICROCHIP project.


Indoor Air: How to Eliminate Viruses Effectively

How can viruses be effectively eliminated from indoor air? Fraunhofer researchers are investigating and op- timizing various filter and air purification techniques in the AVATOR project.

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Annual Report 2020/21