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2.5 million euros of funding for five years
The Faculty of Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has once again been recognized for outstanding achievements: Prof. Dr. Paul Steinmann, Chair of Applied Mechanics, has been awarded an Advanced Grant from the European R...

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FAU researcher receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant
Manufacturing extremely thin solar cells using sustainable materials and a 3D printer accurate down to the nanometre: that is the focus of research currently being carried out by Prof. Dr. Julien Bachmann, Chair ‘Chemistry of Thin Film Materials’ a...

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FAU physicists discover simple propulsion mechanism for bodies in dense fluids.
A team of researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the University of Liège and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy have developed a microswimmer that appears t...

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Materials scientist at FAU receives ERC Advanced Grant worth three million euros
Prof. Dr. Carolin Körner, Chair of Materials Science and Engineering for Metals at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), and member of the EAM Executive Board, has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant,...

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Announcement EAM Starting Grant 2021/2022
Call for proposals (deadline June 25, 2021)
Dear researchers of FAU Key Research Priority New Materials and Processes,

The Cluster of Excellence EAM will launch a new round of calls for the EAM Starting Grants. This way, EAM aims at investing in the mos...

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Magnets could be used to remove plastic particles
Environmental pollution caused by microplastics and nanoplastics is a ubiquitous problem which cannot be tackled using currently available cleaning concepts. Researchers at FAU have now demonstrated how magnets could be used to remove plastic partic...

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Rotating microrobots behave like water, oil and soap
You need soap to remove dirt from your skin. The surfactant molecules it contains squeeze their way into the surface area between the dirt and the skin and help to dissolve the dirt in water. Researchers at FAU and Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düss...

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New QS subject ranking published
FAU has once again performed excellently in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2021: Materials Science and Chemistry remain among the top 150, and Materials Science has even made it into the top 100. Several subjects are included among the best 100 in the ca...

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We proudly welcome a new high-end TEM instrument to the IMN and CENEM. The new Thermo Fisher Scientific (TFS) Spectra 200 has been installed from September until December 2020, and, since January 2021, it started its operation in the CENEM labs located at the building of Interdisciplinary Center for...