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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.


  • AVS honors Prof. Dr. Steinrück with Welch Award

    05. July 2017 EAM Member Prof. Hans-Peter Steinrück has been awarded the Medard W. Welch Award. With the award the AVS - Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing (formerly American Vacuum Society) honors Steinrück's "pioneering work on the properties and reactivity of the surfaces of... more »

  • Picture of the month: ›Carpathian morning‹: ZnCdS:Mn@ZnS core-shell down-shifting nanocrytsals on top of a a Si solar cell

    03. July 2017 The low efficiencies of inorganic solar cells in the ultraviolet (UV) and blue spectral region are key factors which restrict their power conversion efficiency (PCE). A simple and reliable technological step to overcome these limitations is the coating of the solar cells by UV-light conversion... more »

  • Prof. Marion Merklein receives the women's award of the magazine "EDITION F"

    23. June 2017 For the fourth time, the magazine "EDITION F" has awarded the 25 Women Award and selected 25 women whose inventions improve our daily life. Among the winners is EAM member Prof. Marion Merklein. No matter what means of transportation we take, there is always a light metal at the... more »

  • Zellen, die fest zusammenhalten

    21. June 2017 Studien werfen ein neues Licht auf Zell-Zell-Kontakte Bei der Entstehung und Stabilität von Zell-Zell-Kontakten spielen physikalische Effekte eine nicht zu unterschätzende Rolle. Das hat das Team um EAM Member Prof. Dr. Ana-Suncana Smith von der PULS Group der Professur für Theoretische Physik... more »

  • Wie Kleinstlebewesen einen ganzen Schwarm verändern

    20. June 2017 FAU-Forschern gelingt es, erstmals einen großen Schwarm von Mikroschwimmern zu simulieren Mikroschwimmer sind kleinste Einheiten, die sich innerhalb von Flüssigkeiten ausbreiten – Bakterien oder Spermien sind typische Beispiele dafür. Physiker und Informatiker der FAU haben erstmals einen großen... more »

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