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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
Simulation of cellular structures
Production of mixed metal oxide nanoparticles by flame spray pyrolysis
Spreading of light in fractal patterns
Production of tailored materials by spray drying
Space-filling nanoparticles for printable electronics
Studying reactions at liquid surfaces under ultra-high vacuum
The curious mechanical properties of auxetic cellular materials
New materials and processes for hydrogen storage
New process for the production of polymer powders with high flowability
New molecules for efficient solar energy conversion
Atomic force microscopy of organic nanolayers
Plasmonic enhancement of polymer light-emitting field-effect transistors

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.


  • EAM auf VDI Technikmeile

    19. July 2016 Unter dem Motto „Technik sind wir“ findet am 22. und 23. Juli die VDI-Technikmeile in der Nürnberger Innenstadt statt. Unternehmen der Region sowie Vertreter aus Wissenschaft und Forschung präsentieren Technologien und Produkte zum Schwerpunktthema „Alltag_Digital“. Besuchen Sie uns an unserem... more »

  • Picture of the Month: Synthesis of zeolite crystals with hierarchical porosity

    01. July 2016 Zeolite catalysts offer excellent shape selectivity in many chemical reactions due to their microspores. However, such small pores can cause mass transport limitations. One option to address this issue is the reduction of the diffusion path length through the micropore network by the... more »

  • Video: Functional Particle Systems

    17. June 2016 Fundamental research is explained in an illustrative and demonstrative way by using a mix of cartoon style animated graphics, interviews with scientists and the visualization of their laboratory work. The aim of the Interdisciplinary Center for Functional Particle Systems (FPS) is to develop... more »

  • Picture of the Month: Pinning the step: surfactant molecule hinders crystal growth

    01. June 2016 Molecular simulations offer in-depth understanding of crystal nucleation and growth mechanisms. From modeling ion-by-ion association the self-organization of islands and growth fronts is investigated and peculiar binding sites for the association of growth-controlling additives are identified.... more »

  • Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB) Forum in Erlangen: Focus on Materials Engineering

    01. June 2016 On Monday night, May 30th, the 2016 Forum of the Elite Network of Bavaria was hosted by the interdisciplinary master programme Advanced Materials and Processes (MAP) at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. Under the auspices of Beate Lindner, the managing director of the Elite Network of Bavaria, more than... more »

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