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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.

 

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.

 

Funding of new research projects – four EAM Starting Grants awarded A successful EAM tradition has been revived in 2020: With the award of the EAM Starting Grant, young FAU researchers were given the chance to pursue their own research projects and thus gaining a boost for a successful academic car...

Bundestagsabgeordneter Stefan Müller zu Besuch an der FAU Wie lassen sich ultradünne Beschichtungen von einigen Nanometern gezielt herstellen? Darüber hat sich der Erlanger Bundestagsabgeordnete Stefan Müller bei einem Besuch am Interdisziplinären Zentrum für Nanostrukturierte Filme (IZNF) der FAU ...

Verzahnung von Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft Mit Stiftungslehrstühlen und -professuren werden Forschung und Lehre an der Universität gefördert und nationale Kompetenzzentren geschaffen, die sich im internationalen Vergleich messen können. Stiftungslehrstühle und -professuren werden von Unternehmen un...

High-profile, cutting-edge research Supporting cutting-edge research, strengthening German universities and research facilities and improving Germany’s international competitive position – these are the goals of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments to Promote Scienc...