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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.


  • 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 »

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

    14. 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 »

  • Picture of the month: New molecules for efficient solar energy conversion

    01. July 2015 Porphyrins are omnipresent in nature, where they are found as fundamental building blocks in light harvesting systems. Due to their characteristic tunable absorption behavior, they are being intensively explored as sensitizers for solar energy conversion systems. At EAM, novel porphyrin structures... more »

  • FAU researchers solve one of the mysteries of solid-state physics

    25. June 2015 Mystery solved: electrical resistance in bilayer graphene grows in linear proportion to the magnetic fieldGraphene – a one-atom-thick layer of common graphite – is full of surprises. In 2010, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the discovery of this material. Now, in their study of bilayer... more »

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