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About EAM

Cluster of Excellence

Engineering of Advanced Materials

Main Achievements 2007-2012

Research

  • Track record (1 November 2012)
    • 782 publications
    • 132 publications in journals with an impact factor > 7 (incl. features & covers)
    • 34 % of publications in 2012 across Research Areas
    • 48 % of publications in 2012 involving 2 or more EAM members
  • 74 Ph.D. theses completed / 144 ongoing Ph.D. theses on EAM topics
  • Active collaboration across 8 disciplines - between eight Departments of the Faculties of Engineering and Sciences: Applied Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics. 
  • Strategic alliances with Bayer Technology Services, BASF, BMW, Merck, Clariant/Süd-Chemie
  • New DFG coordinated programs initiated and supported by EAM members
    • 2 Collaborative Research Centers (CRC)
    • 1 Transregio (TR/CRC)
    • 2 Research Units (RUs)
    • 2 Priority Programs (PP)
  • 8 demonstrators developed

People

  • 12 new EAM professorships (permanent or tenure-track) Link
    • Chair for Multiscale Simulation of Particulate Systems
    • W2 Nanomaterials Characterization
    • W2 Particle Synthesis
    • W2 Nanoelectronics - EAM Award (tenure track)
    • W2 Catalytic Reactors and Process Technology - EAM Award (tenure track)
    • W1 Nanostructured Particles (tenure track)
    • W1 Theoretical Physics (tenure track)
    • W1 Applied Mathematics (tenure track)
    • W1 Catalytic Materials (tenure track)
    • W1 Experimental Physics (Scanning Probe Microscopy) (tenure track)
    • W1 Optofluidics (tenure track)
    • W1 Materials Science (tenure track)
  • 70 EAM members (thereof 60 professors) Link
  • Proportion of women by Oktober 2012: 31 % on Ph.D. level, 43 % on postdoc level, 33 % on professor’s level

Structure

  • EAM is a central institution of the University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
  • Integrated Graduate School Link
  • 3 new interdisciplinary centers for cross-sectional topics with permanent staff
    • Center for Functional Particle Systems (CFPS) - Research Area A1
    • Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM) - Research Area A2
    • Central Institute for Scientific Computing (ZiSC) - Research Area A3
  • 2 Transfer centers
    • Technology transfer center for novel materials and production processes of components applied in process engineering VerTec, Fürth
    • Energy Campus Nuremberg EnCN, Nuremberg
  • 4 new EAM buildings (total working space 4,500 m², total cost 28.6 million euro)
    • Building for the transmission electron microscope (TEM) - 90 m²
    • Building for Particle Synthesis - 188 m²
    • Buildings for Electronic Materials and Catalysis and reconstruction technical chemistry hall - 2,820 m²
    • Center for Functional Particle Systems - 1,426 m²
  • New instruments related to EAM in operation (11 million euro)
  • Funding
    • 40 million euros from DFG Excellence Initiative + 41 million euros from University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), state & federal government, industry (since 2008)
    • Renewal DFG funding (33,7 million euros from Nov. 2012 - Oct. 2017) granted in June 2012. 4 million euros third-party funds from industry already confirmed
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