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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.


  • Nachwuchsförderung im Bereich Nanotechnologie

    06. December 2016 Die Europäische Kommission fördert seit kurzem das Marie-Curie Trainings-Netzwerk ELENA (Low energy ELEctron driven chemistry for the advantage of emerging NAnofabrication methods), an dem 13 Universitäten, vier Forschungsinstitute und fünf Unternehmen aus 13 europäischen Ländern beteiligt sind und... more »

  • Tilting crystals in biomimetic calcium carbonate thin films

    30. November 2016 Biominerals are extremely tough. This arises due to an ingenious hierarchical design combined with a high crystalline order which forms by a non-classical crystallization of an amorphous precursor. In some species, this solid-amorphous to crystalline transformation generates crystal lattice tilting... more »

  • Physikalischer Video-Adventskalender

    28. November 2016 24-mal leicht verdauliche Physik bis Weihnachten Wieso liegen die Nüsse im Müsli immer oben? Lässt sich Weihnachtstee in Solarzellen verwandeln? Und gibt es eigentlich etwas, das schneller ist als Licht? Antworten auf diese Fragen gibt der Adventskalender der Physikdidaktik – in 24 spannenden... more »

  • Young Scientist 2016 Award for Dispersion Analysis and Materials Testing for GS AMP Member Johannes Walter

    10. November 2016 One session of this year‘s International Workshop Dispersion Analysis and Materials Testing in Berlin on September 26 – 27, 2016 was again dedicated to the Young Scientist Award (YSA) 2016. This year’s YSA was endowed with 750 € and is traditionally awarded by LUM for outstanding scientific results... more »

  • Picture of the Month: Carbon with core-shell configuraton

    01. November 2016 Structured materials featuring high surface area, tuned porosity, and high electrical conductivity are greatly demanded for the development of supercapacitors with both high energy and high power densities. At EAM novel core-shell carbon structures comprising a mesoporous-graphitic shell covering a... more »

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