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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 Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG), Germany's largest research funding organization.


  • Ein Mäntelchen aus Gold

    02. April 2014 Forscher beobachten die Entstehung einer goldenen Nanohülle um kleine Glaskugel – Grundlage für gezielte Partikelherstellung Sie können, bestrahlt mit Infrarotlicht, im Körper eine immense Hitze abgeben, die Tumorzellen zu Leibe rückt oder sie können winzige Signale von Krankheitserregern... more »

  • Young Researchers’ Day 2014 - From the bottom up!

    20. February 2014 The EAM Young Researchers’ Day (YRD) is especially designed for young researchers. The goal of this event is to strengthen interdisciplinary cooperation and the scientific exchange within EAM community. After a two year intermission, the YRD took place again in February 2014.  However in a... more »

  • Graphene Makes Waves

    18. December 2013 Scientists at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen Nuremberg demonstrate the unique relaxation of stress in bilayer graphene Regardless of whether coming from an internal or external source, high pressure often leads to a state of stress. This not only applies to us humans, but also to... more »

  • Group dynamics of atoms

    02. December 2013 FAU researchers examine molecular movement in liquids Researchers at FAU have for the first time experimentally confirmed a new theory that describes the movement of long-chain molecules in their liquid melt. The theory says that these melts are not only as viscous as honey on the molecular scale,... more »

  • The negative mass effect

    22. November 2013 FAU researchers accelerate light with a diametric drive for the first time Physicists at FAU have proved experimentally that light pulses can accelerate each other permanently. This would allow for a controlled shift of the wavelength of light pulses, which could be interesting for many... more »

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Upcoming Events

  • CBI-Kolloquium »

    24.04.2014Location Mit Bioökonomie die Zukunft gestalten – Rohstoffe, Prozesse und Produkte. Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth
  • Gemeinsames Seminar Theoretische Chemie / CCC »

    05.05.2014Location Static and dynamic electron correlation from strongly orthogonal geminals corrected with extended random phase approximation. Katarzyna Pernal
  • CBI-Kolloquium »

    15.05.2014Location Molecular Thermodynamics: A Powerful Tool for Chemical Process and Product Design. Prof. Dr. Ioannis G. Economou
  • Gemeinsames Seminar Theoretische Chemie / CCC »

    19.05.2014Location Recent advances in theoretical tools for f-element chemistry. Stefan Knecht
  • CBI-Kolloquium »

    22.05.2014Location Netzausbau im Rahmen der Energiewende. Dr. Reinhard Stöckel


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