Engineering of Advanced Materials

Jump to navigation, content, additional informations.

Language selection



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.


  • Picture of the Month: Platinum nanowires grown in an anodic alumina template

    01. October 2016 Electrochemical reactions lie at the heart of energy conversion in fuel cells, electrolyzers, redox flow batteries, and photosynthesis. Their throughput, which determines the overall device performance, depends on the nanoscale electrode geometry in a complex manner. A porous electrode... more »

  • Freie Sicht ins Innere des Körpers

    27. September 2016 Selbstreinigungseffekt ermöglicht zukünftig patientenschonendere und effizientere Endoskopien Ein international und interdisziplinär aufgestelltes Forscherteam aus Medizinern und Materialwissenschaftlern der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg und der Harvard University haben eine... more »

  • Atom Probe Tomography in theory and practice

    20. September 2016 To kick-start the usage of the newly installed atom probe at the Institute I: General Materials Properties (WW1) in Erlangen, the EAM held the first Erlangen Atom Probe School on September 12 – 15, under the lead of Prof. Peter Felfer and Dr. Arun Prakash. It allowed 30 interested scientists to get... more »

  • Picture of the Month: Order-disorder transition and wurtzite-type defects in Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanoparticles

    01. September 2016 The implementation of Kesterite-based solar cells by roll-to-roll processes implies the use of nanoparticulate inks and is appealing for the development of sustainable processes. The challenge related with CZTS lies in understanding the formation and co-existence of more than 10 by-products during... more »

  • Jenseits der herkömmlichen Lichtausbeute

    29. August 2016 Einen wichtigen Schritt in Richtung noch effizientere Solarzellen haben Wissenschaftler unter Federführung des FAU-Doktoranden Nicola Gasparini am Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Materialien der Elektronik und der Energietechnologie) unternommen. Den Forschern gelang es, den sogenannten... more »

  • Top

Additional information

Event Highlights

Forthcoming Events


The EAM Newsletter provides up-to-date information on EAM's research, programs and events.
subcription and archive