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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.


  • Video: Functional Particle Systems

    17. June 2016 Fundamental research is explained in an illustrative and demonstrative way by using a mix of cartoon style animated graphics, interviews with scientists and the visualization of their laboratory work. The aim of the Interdisciplinary Center for Functional Particle Systems (FPS) is to develop... more »

  • Picture of the Month: Pinning the step: surfactant molecule hinders crystal growth

    01. June 2016 Molecular simulations offer in-depth understanding of crystal nucleation and growth mechanisms. From modeling ion-by-ion association the self-organization of islands and growth fronts is investigated and peculiar binding sites for the association of growth-controlling additives are identified.... more »

  • Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB) Forum in Erlangen: Focus on Materials Engineering

    01. June 2016 On Monday night, May 30th, the 2016 Forum of the Elite Network of Bavaria was hosted by the interdisciplinary master programme Advanced Materials and Processes (MAP) at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. Under the auspices of Beate Lindner, the managing director of the Elite Network of Bavaria, more than... more »

  • ERC Advanced Grant für Professor Steinrück

    31. May 2016 Rund 2,5 Millionen Euro für die Erforschung ionischer Flüssigkeiten Für sein Projekt „Ionic Liquid Interface Dynamics“ erhält EAM Member Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Steinrück vom Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie einen der begehrten ERC Advanced Grants in Höhe von 2,5 Millionen Euro bei einer Laufzeit... more »

  • Guest lecture “Insider view on scientific publishing” by Dr. Baptiste Gault

    23. May 2016 Researchers interact with the publishing industry on a daily basis, e.g., when using databases to search for papers for their own research or when trying to get their articles published, yet the internal mechanisms of scientific publishing are usually quite obscure to the scientific community. The... more »

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