EAM is a central institution of the University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

Integrated Graduate School

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

Foundation of Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN) in 2013

5 new EAM buildings and one HI ERN building (total working space >11,000 m², total cost >100 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 – 2,280 m²
  • Center for Functional Particle Systems – 1,426 m²
  • Interdisciplinary Center for Nanostructured Films – 4,638 m²
  • Helmholtz-Intitute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy – 2,935 m²

New major instrumentation related to EAM in operation (18.2 million euro)


  • 82.5 million euros from DFG Excellence Initiative
  • 143.7 million euros from University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), state & federal government, industry (since 2008)