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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: 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 »

  • Stacking Nanoparticles like Lego®-bricks

    19. June 2015 The region-selective deposition of functional films and their three-dimensional (3D) stacking with precise control in thickness is a prerequisite for smart processing for future thin-film electronics. At EAM materials science innovation starts at the atomic level and influences the entire process... more »

  • Wasserstofftechnologien, 3D-Druck und Partikeltechnik

    12. June 2015 EAM präsentiert sich auf der ACHEMA 2015 Halle 9.2, Stand E65 Mit den Schwerpunkten Wasserstofftechnologien, 3D-Druck und Partikeltechnologie präsentiert sich die Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) vom 15. bis 19. Juni auf der ACHEMA 2015, dem Weltforum der chemischen Technik... more »

  • EAM Newsletter Edition Summer 2015 published

    09. June 2015 Highlights Inauguration of the double aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope Titan Themis³ and the Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure ResearchJoint EAM/CBI Stand at ACHEMA 2015 Hall 9.2 – Stand E65 Research Self-Assembled Monolayer-Based Electronic Devices: Understanding... more »

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