Annual report 2022

Dear customers and partners of Fraunhofer LBF.

Safe. Digital. Sustainable. This is the motto that defines our institute’s agenda for the future. In 2022, we once again aligned our key research topics according to that motto: from the development of digital models for components and systems, through development methods and simulation strategies for designing, analyzing and safeguarding critical products, right up to creating concrete, circular material and system solutions. In our numerous research projects, we are expanding our scientific and technological market offerings for polymer materials, durable and intelligent lightweight design, structural dynamics and experimental, digital and cyber-physical simulations. What matters most to us is providing our customers and partners with optimal support as they increase resource and energy efficiency, sustainability and innovation in all product life cycle phases and value chain stages. ...

read more

With best regards,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Melz,
Institute Director

Areas of expertise - Innovative solutions for tomorrow's markets. Systematic from product design to verification.

In our central service areas, we develop innovative solutions for the markets of tomorrow, tailored to the needs of our customers, systematically from product design to verification.

Areas of Expertise


Innovative solutions for tomorrow's markets.


Reliability Design

Our research enables reliable products through reliable processes.


Future Mobility

With our methods, we also support and shape the implementation of future innovative vehicle concepts.


Smart Solutions

Novel materials and AI-based solutions for smart condition monitoring and noise control.


Circular Economy

We develop sustainable, recyclable and bio-based plastic solutions for a green future.


Lightweight Design

We are pushing the boundaries of what is possible and developing radically lightweight, property-optimized structural solutions.


Digital Engineering

We develop the tools for your efficient, digital product development.

Research divisions and collaboration


Research Division Structural Durability

To us, structural durability is the obligation to harness and shape the digitalization of engineering products.


Research Division Smart Structures

We develop methods and processes for smart and reliable lightweighting structures for our customers.


Research Division Plastics

We develop long-lasting and safe plastics with improved recyclability as well as new technologies for an efficient circular economy.


Networks and alliances

Take advantage of our extensive opportunities in a network of experts from business, science and applied R&D.


Read ePaper, order print or browse the archive



Smart and easy for on the go and of course also on the desktop.





Here you can download our current annual report 2022 as PDF.




All annual reports from 2009 onwards as ePaper, pdf or online.