About us

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB develops and optimizes processes, technologies, and products for health, sustainable chemistry as well as the environment and climate protection.

Fraunhofer IGB is one of 76 institutes and research units of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the world’s leading applied research organization.

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB


Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart, Germany

Phone +49 711 970-4401
Fax +49 711 970-4200

Leuna Site

Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP

Am Haupttor (Gate 12, Building 1251)
06237 Leuna, Germany

Phone +49 3461 43-9100
Fax +49 3461 43-9199

Straubing Site

Bio, Electro and Chemocatalysis BioCat

Schulgasse 11a
94315 Straubing, Germany

Phone +49 9421 187-300
Fax +49 9421 187-310

Collaboration with Universities

Basic research is a prerequisite for the applications of tomorrow. Hence, Fraunhofer IGB maintains close contacts with neighboring universities, both through scientific cooperation and through professorial or other teaching commitments of Fraunhofer employees.  

Fraunhofer IGB is particularly closely allied to the Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP at the University of Stuttgart through various teaching activities as well as joint operations. The cooperation facilitates a continuity of projects from basic research to application.

Furthermore, there are cooperations with the TU München (Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber).


  • Brief introduction to our institute
  • Facts and figures
  • Organization structure
  • Innovation fields
  • Short summary on our history


Management of the institute

This page provides a quick-reference guide of IGB's directors.

Staff profiles

Here we introduce you to our employees.


Find out about our branches of the institute in Leuna and Straubing.


Spectrum of services

In addition to contract R&D and the scale-up of our processes, we offer analytical and testing services.


Visit our labs and technical plants virtually.


Cooperation and Network

Analysis, collaborative research, training or licensing – different ways of cooperation are possible. We are excellently networked for comprehensive cooperation.

Spotlight on: Our Focus Themes

Here, we present insights and overviews on selected topics of our key research topics.

EU Activities

The Fraunhofer IGB has been a reliable partner in European funded projects for many years. It has built up a wealth of experience in the coordination of EU projects.


Quality systems

Learn more on our accredited testing services and GLP test facility.

Advisory board

The Fraunhofer Institutes are counseled by an advisory board whose members are drawn from industry, public authorities, and the scientific community.