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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.


  • EAM Starting Grant 2014 for Milan Kivala

    24. July 2014 Winner of the third round of the EAM Starting Grants is Dr. Milan Kivala (Chair for Organic Chemistry I) with his research project EXCYAN. The Starting Grant serves as seed-funding to apply for an ERC Starting Grant. The first years after a PhD are particularly important for young researchers. They... more »

  • Vier FAU-Wissenschaftler gehören zu den Meistzitierten ihres Faches

    24. June 2014 Gleich drei Wissenschaftler des Departments Werkstoffwissenschaften der FAU gehören zu den weltweit meistzitierten ihres Fachs. Prof. Dr. Aldo R. Boccaccini (Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften – Biomaterialien), Prof. Dr. Christoph Brabec (Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften – Materialien der... more »

  • Wie durch Nukleation Partikel „aus dem Nichts“ entstehen

    02. June 2014 Partikelforscher aus aller Welt diskutieren an der FAU über neue Erkenntnisse zur Keimbildung Wer bei Keimbildung zuallererst an Bakterienwachstum in der Petrischale denkt, kann kein Partikelforscher sein. Denn Keimbildung – auch Nukleation genannt – bezeichnet in der Verfahrenstechnik und den... more »

  • Award from Chinese Government for two young researchers at EAM

    26. May 2014 The Chinese government has awarded four young researchers who are currently working towards their doctoral degrees at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. Two of them, Ning Li and Huixin Bao are working... more »

  • EAM Newsletter Edition Spring 2014 published

    16. April 2014 Highlight: Young Researchers' Day 2014 Research: EAM-Nanosafe project- Graphene makes waves - Optics on a microchip EAM Starting Grants: Julien Bachmann: Efficient generation and storage of green electricityEvent Review: Congress Next Generation Solar Energy - EAM Symposium Newsletter more »

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