Fraunhofer IMTE for students

You are studying and would like to combine theory with practice? Fraunhofer IMTE offers you various opportunities to get a taste of practical experience and to deal with a wide range of research topics. Whether as a student assistant, in an internship or in the form of a thesis.

At Fraunhofer IMTE we focus on the integrated development of medical devices for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. With expertise in biosensor technology, cell technology, imaging, magnetic methods and mechatronics, in combination with interdisciplinary cross-sectional topics such as additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, systems engineering and regulatory affairs, we offer a unique service portfolio for the medical device industry.

Our current research topics include intelligent mechanical ventilation, physiological modeling and modularized system development, as well as medical robotics, computed tomography, magnetic particle imaging, nanoparticle research and cell technology.

Our research projects focus on technical instrumentation, advanced signal processing and analysis, and improved image reconstruction techniques, as well as cell culture, cell analysis, and medical applications.

This unique combination of medical engineering competencies, together with a strong connection to leading university hospitals and the close integration of regulatory aspects, enable us to holistically address issues of individualized medical engineering, from basic research to device construction, and thus the translation of personalized instrumentation into clinical and commercial applications.

Furthermore, the affiliated Research and Development Center for Marine and Cellular Biotechnology (EMB) at IMTE dedicates its efforts to research questions in the fields of cellular and aquatic technologies, in particular the development of components for aquacultures, but also of food technology processes, as well as projects in the areas of bioeconomy and biodiversity.

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A thesis at Fraunhofer IMTE allows you to apply the knowledge you have acquired during your studies to concrete research projects. Are you interested in one of our research fields? Feel free to apply for a thesis with us.

Student Assistant

As a student assistant at Fraunhofer IMTE, you will gain valuable practical experience during your studies. Your working hours are flexibly regulated and adapted to your studies. This way you can study and gain your first work experience at the same time.


With a study-related internship at Fraunhofer IMTE, you can consolidate your knowledge in concrete research projects and help with a wide range of projects. Are you interested in research at Fraunhofer IMTE? Feel free to apply for an internship with us on your own initiative.