Smart Materials for a Smart World

Smart Material Corporation, with its affiliated company Smart Material GmbH, is a developer and manufacturer of advanced piezo composite materials and electronics to operate systems based on these materials.

Piezo composite materials belong to the group of new materials or smart materials. MFCPiezo composite materials manufactured by Smart Material Corp. are used in a wide spectrum of applications as actuators and sensors, in ultrasound transducers and vibration energy harvesting devices.

Our mission: To provide advanced piezo composites and required electronic systems for commercial, research and educational applications in high quantity and high quality.


Smart Material Corporation was founded in Sarasota, Florida in 2000. Smart Material GmbH was founded shortly after in July 2002 in Dresden, Germany.


DGH Smart Material is selling its products and services worldwide. Our team serves a wide range of market segments in the industrial, aerospace, defense and energy harvesting sectors. Academic, company, and government research and development customers are a special and growing market segment. Smart Material support this sector with a large database of publications, user forums and social media channels. We are also providing engineering services for designing and developing new piezo composite materials and systems based on these materials.
In terms of Applications our focus is on Ultrasound for Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and Medical Diagnostics, Sonar, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), Energy Harvesting from vibrations, as well as Morphing and De-Icing Systems for Aerospace.
New material technologies like the advanced piezo composite materials manufactured by Smart Material call for special user support, which Smart Material and its partners from the industry and research sectors offer. Smart Material has a senior team of application engineers which help our customers with all design-in tasks and by also offering engineering services. With our investment partner, Volkswagen Group Services, as well as our research cooperation with Dr. Keats Wilkie NASA Fraunhofer IKTS and NASA’s Langley Research Center, we are building on excellent conditions for establishing Smart Material as a leading international company with a clear focus on new material technologies.

Smart Material’s main manufacturing facilities are currently located in Dresden, Germany, in the direct vicinity of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Sintered Materials (IKTS), which is one of the world’s leading research institutes in the field of revolutionary ceramic materials.


As the center of the German semiconductor industry, the city of Dresden offers an outstanding infrastructure in cross-discipline material technology.

Piezo composite materials pave the way for design innovations and new applications. They are instrumental in optimizing energy demand, weight, cost and efficiency for new products.