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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.


  • Forschergruppe funCOS bis 2020 verlängert

    27. March 2017 Wie von Geisterhand fügen sich die einzelnen Teile eines Puzzles aneinander – so sieht der Traum der Materialforscher der FAU aus, wenn sie Moleküle auf Oberflächen auftragen, um Materialien für neue Technologien wie etwa organische Solarzellen herzustellen. Bisher wussten die Forscher kaum etwas... more »

  • Event Review - Workshop: Dynamics of Interfaces in Complex Fluids and Complex Flows

    05. March 2017 MP1305 COST Action “Flowing Matter” WG2+WG328 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017Just after the “Fasching” festivities, the research unit “Dynamics of complex fluids and interfaces” of the Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy organized a four day workshop under the umbrella of the EU... more »

  • Doppelhelix ordnet Kristalle

    03. March 2017 Verfahren zur DNA-programmierten Materialsynthese Erstmals ist es gelungen, komplexe Kristallgitter, sogenannte Clathrate, aus Nanoteilchen mithilfe von DNA-Strängen gezielt herzustellen. Die programmierte Synthese von Clathraten ist beispielgebend für die präzise Herstellung neuartiger... more »

  • Prof. Hirsch in die Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften aufgenommen

    02. March 2017 Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirsch, Inhaber des Lehrstuhl II für Organische Chemie der FAU,  ist auf Grund seiner fundamentalen Verdienste um die wissenschaftliche Weiterentwicklung des Fachs Chemie in die Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften aufgenommen worden. Dies ist eine Anerkennung, die nur sehr... more »

  • Picture of the month: Scrutinizing individual porphyrin molecules at room-temperature with scanning tunneling microscopy

    01. March 2017 One of the main goals within the EAM is the controlled fabrication of functional structures and materials from molecules. To do so we follow a bottom-up approach, in which we rely on the adsorption behavior of functional molecules, namely porphyrins, on various substrates. In the present study,... more »

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