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.



Visit us at the leading international event for the process industries!

22 - 26 August 2022
Frankfurt am Main


Maritime Trade Fair SMM 2022

Visit us at the leading international trade fair for the maritime industry.

06 - 09 September 2022


Workshop “SiCellNet – Advanced Single-Cell Tools”

"SiCellNet" is supporting SMEs in the applied R&D in personalized medicine. The workshop provides information on current research activities and cooperation opportunities.


Fraunhofer technology provides environmental satellites with vision

Since April 2022, the German environmental satellite EnMAP has been orbiting our Earth and will be collecting myriad data.

Press release in »Research News«


Fraunhofer process increases methane yield from biogas plants

Biogas plants produce methane along with more than 40 percent CO2 which has been released into the atmosphere in conventional biogas plants. Researchers from the IMM have now found a way to convert this waste product into additional methane, thus drastically increasing the methane yield from biogas plants. The process is up and running and the research team is currently scaling up the demonstration plant to five cubic meters of methane per hour.


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.

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Annual Report 2020/21