Large-Area Fluidic Windows

Within a close collaboration of architects, materials researchers, and civil and construction engineers, the scope of the the project “Large-Area Fluidic Windows - LaWin” is to develop innovative material solutions for efficient solar energy and ambient heat harvesting through an active building envelope.

The involved scientists intend to develop large-area microfluid devices, which are implemented into windows and facades, together with an integrated production process to achieve an as to yet unmatched readiness to market. As a key feature, the LaWin devices are designed for compatibility with existing process chains in window and facade manufacture such as used in e.g. triple glazing.

The European Commission supports the project with about 6 Million Euro within the European framework programme “Horizon 2020”. The partaking industrial partners will be adding another 2.1 Million Euro to that.



Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Lehrstuhl für Glaschemie II
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lothar Wondraczek
Fraunhoferstraße 6
07743 Jena

Phone: +49 3641 9-48500