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Main Achievements

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

12 new EAM professorships (permanent or tenure-track)

  • 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)

Proportion of women by Oktober 2012: 31 % on Ph.D. level, 43 % on postdoc level, 33 % on professor’s level

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

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