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EAM was established in November 2007 as part of the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Government as the only cluster related to new materials and processes. Starting with only 25 FAU professors involved it rapidly grew into a large institution where now more than 65 EAM Members from 9 disciplines of FAU Faculties of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medicine collaborate.

The Cluster is managed by an Executive Board with representatives of all Research Areas, the academic director of the graduate school, elected representatives of newly appointed EAM tenure-track professors, of scientific staff and of women‘s issues.

The EAM environment is very successful in promoting top research talents. During the past years, EAM was able to install 12 new tenure track professorships (W1/W2) at FAU, of which four were replaced due to accepted promotions to other universities.

The highly effective professional EAM Administration supports the Executive Board by taking care of the general management, explicitely research and financial issues, event organization, networking activities, public outreach, construction management, recruitment and personnel development as well as the management of EAMs Graduate School Advanced Materials and Processes (GS AMP).

EAM researchers discussing their work at new EAM chemistry building (Image: EAM/Minx)

EAM researchers discussing their work at new EAM chemistry building (Image: EAM/Minx)