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Cluster of Excellence

Engineering of Advanced Materials

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


Cluster of Excellence
Engineering of
Advanced Materials (EAM)

Nägelsbachstrasse 49b
91052 Erlangen, Germany

From Molecules

Transcending Boundaries and Structures

to Materials

Custom-made high-performance materials are revolutionizing the world of electronics, optics, catalysis and lightweight construction. In Erlangen, materials science innovation starts at the atomic level and influences the entire process chain to achieve macroscopically visible results. Video

The Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials – Hierarchical Structure Formation for Functional Devices (EAM) is the only interdisciplinary research collaboration of its type in Germany to focus on the investigation of functional materials and their processing at all length scales. Its research centers on the fundamental and applied aspects of designing and creating novel high-performance materials. Situated at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) it is part of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.


  • Proteinreiche Beleuchtung

    25. August 2015 FAU-Wissenschaftler stellen zum weltweit ersten Mal weiße LEDs basierend auf fluoreszierenden Proteinen her Sie sind bis zu 80 Prozent energieeffizienter als Glühbirnen und halten circa fünf Mal so lang wie Energiesparlampen: LEDs werden immer häufiger zur Beleuchtung eingesetzt. Noch besteht aber... more »

  • Picture of the month: Atomic force microscopy of organic nanolayers

    01. August 2015 Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) are formed by molecules which either prefer to spontaneously aggregate into 2D structures or those which possess groups which have a strong affinity for a substrate alongside groups which do not. Due to the broad range of SAMs possible, they are promising components... more »

  • In Nature: New nanostructures for the efficient transfer of solar energy

    27. July 2015 Converting solar energy into electricity is becoming ever more important. Technical advances in this area mainly depend on the success of transferring the energy gained from light with the least possible loss of energy. This requires new forms of components. In the journal ‘Nature’, researchers... more »

  • Der neue Alexander ist da

    22. July 2015 .... mit Artikeln über das Rising-Star Programm des EAMs - Open Topic Juniorprofessuren mit Tenure Track auf auf Seite 10 und der Beschreibung des "Energieautarken Hauses" einem gemeinsamen Programmpunkt der Didaktik der Physik und des EAMs im Abendprogramms der Langen Nacht der... more »

  • Grünes Licht für den EAM Forschungsbau für nanostrukturierte Filme

    16. July 2015 In  seiner Julisitzung bewilligte der Haushaltsausschuss des bayerischen Landtags die Mittel für den Forschungsbau für das Interdisziplinäre Zentrum für nanostrukturierte Filme (IZNF). Hier werden zukünftig die natur- und technikwissenschaftlichen Grundlagen der Herstellung funktionaler,... more »

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The EAM Newsletter provides up-to-date information on EAM's research, programs and events.
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