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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.


  • Science Week im E-Werk Erlangen – Vortrag von Professor Julien Bachmann

    24. October 2016 Science Week in Erlangen – das Wissenschaftsfestival: Eine Woche lang findet im Kulturzentrum E-Werk Erlangen ein spannendes und abwechslungsreiches Programm rund um die Wissenschaft statt. Die FAU ist Partner der Science Week. In der Vortragsreihe „FAU@Science Week“ reden hochrangige Professoren... more »

  • EAM präsentiert sich am Tag der offenen Tür an der Technischen Fakultät

    24. October 2016 Anlässlich des 50-jährigen Jubiläums der Technischen Fakultät der FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg findet am 5. November von 10.00 - 14.00 Uhr der Tag der offenen Tür statt. Alle Interessierten können sich an der TechFak über die dort stattfindende Forschung, die angebotenen Studiengänge usw. informieren.... more »

  • Picture of the Month: Platinum nanowires grown in an anodic alumina template

    01. October 2016 Electrochemical reactions lie at the heart of energy conversion in fuel cells, electrolyzers, redox flow batteries, and photosynthesis. Their throughput, which determines the overall device performance, depends on the nanoscale electrode geometry in a complex manner. A porous electrode... more »

  • Freie Sicht ins Innere des Körpers

    27. September 2016 Selbstreinigungseffekt ermöglicht zukünftig patientenschonendere und effizientere Endoskopien Ein international und interdisziplinär aufgestelltes Forscherteam aus Medizinern und Materialwissenschaftlern der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg und der Harvard University haben eine... more »

  • Atom Probe Tomography in theory and practice

    20. September 2016 To kick-start the usage of the newly installed atom probe at the Institute I: General Materials Properties (WW1) in Erlangen, the EAM held the first Erlangen Atom Probe School on September 12 – 15, under the lead of Prof. Peter Felfer and Dr. Arun Prakash. It allowed 30 interested scientists to get... more »

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