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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 Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG), Germany's largest research funding organization.


  • MAP positively evaluated

    10. April 2014 The Elite Master’s Program in Advanced Materials and Processes (MAP) has been positively evaluated. Hence, MAP will retain the status of an elite program until at least 2020. This is a further mile­ stone in strengthening the activities to promote young researchers in Erlangen. MAP is an... more »

  • Ein Mäntelchen aus Gold

    02. April 2014 Forscher beobachten die Entstehung einer goldenen Nanohülle um kleine Glaskugel – Grundlage für gezielte Partikelherstellung Sie können, bestrahlt mit Infrarotlicht, im Körper eine immense Hitze abgeben, die Tumorzellen zu Leibe rückt oder sie können winzige Signale von Krankheitserregern... more »

  • Young Researchers’ Day 2014 - From the bottom up!

    20. February 2014 The EAM Young Researchers’ Day (YRD) is especially designed for young researchers. The goal of this event is to strengthen interdisciplinary cooperation and the scientific exchange within EAM community. After a two year intermission, the YRD took place again in February 2014.  However in a... more »

  • EAM Cluster Retreat – room for strategy and visions

    05. February 2014 In January, members of EAM gathered for a two day strategy meeting in Muggendorf. Seclusion in the Fränkische Schweiz and away from day-to-day business, provided members time and space for strategic and fundamental considerations and to focus on the main theme of the meeting: The ‘Strategy 2017 and... more »

  • 2nd International Congress Next Generation Solar Energy (NGSE) – From Fundamentals to Applications

    28. December 2013 Following up the highly successful first NGSE congress in 2011, 210 scientists and engineers from 11 countries gathered once again in Erlangen in December 2013 to discuss the latest developments in harvesting and storing solar energy. The scope of the congress closely overlaps with the research... more »

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Event Highlights

Upcoming Events

  • CBI-Kolloquium »

    24.04.2014Location Mit Bioökonomie die Zukunft gestalten – Rohstoffe, Prozesse und Produkte. Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth
  • Gemeinsames Seminar Theoretische Chemie / CCC »

    05.05.2014Location Static and dynamic electron correlation from strongly orthogonal geminals corrected with extended random phase approximation. Katarzyna Pernal
  • CBI-Kolloquium »

    15.05.2014Location Molecular Thermodynamics: A Powerful Tool for Chemical Process and Product Design. Prof. Dr. Ioannis G. Economou
  • Gemeinsames Seminar Theoretische Chemie / CCC »

    19.05.2014Location Recent advances in theoretical tools for f-element chemistry. Stefan Knecht
  • CBI-Kolloquium »

    22.05.2014Location Netzausbau im Rahmen der Energiewende. Dr. Reinhard Stöckel


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