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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.


  • Picture of the month: Production of mixed metal oxide nanoparticles by flame spray pyrolysis

    01. November 2015 A key step towards the realization of low-cost printed electronics is the development of scalable processes for the synthesis of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles. Highly sought are methods which produce particles with excellent electrical properties and also permit control over the particle... more »

  • Lange Nacht Abendprogramm in Bildern

    27. October 2015 Die Themen Photovoltaik und Energiespeicherung von regenerativ erzeugter Energie sind hoch aktuell und standen in diesem Jahr im Fokus des EAM Abendprogramms. In Kooperation mit der Didaktik der Physik wurde aktuelle EAM Forschungsthemen durch zahlreiche Mitmachexperimente, Videos und... more »

  • Bildergalerie Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften - Kinderprogramm

    26. October 2015 Unser diesjähriges Kinderprogramm stand unter dem Motto „Arbeite wie ein echter Nano-Forscher!“ und war eine Gemeinschaftsaktion des EAM, des Lehrstuhls für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik und der Inititiative Junge Forscherinnen und Forscher e.V. aus Würzburg. Große Resonanz... more »

  • Key question on the microstructure of butterfly wings answered using electron tomography

    23. October 2015 EAM researchers have succeeded in pinpointing the three-dimensional structure of microscopic photonic crystals in butterfly wings. These findings will help researchers to understand the formation of periodic structures which affect the colouration of many butterflies. In the future, these findings... more »

  • Besuch einer Studierendengruppe aus Venezuela

    14. October 2015 Eine Studierendengruppe des Fachbereichs Pharmazeutische Chemie der Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela besuchte unter der Leitung von Hochschullehrer Professor Dr. Jeff Wilkesman, am 13. Oktober 2015 die FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. Der Besuch fand im Rahmen des Programms „Studienreisen und -praktika von... more »

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