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Welcome to the newses FAU EAM member Prof. Dr. Carolin Müller Carolin Müllers academic journey began at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, where she earned her Master of Science degree in chemistry in 2018. From 2018 to 2021, she delved into her doctoral studies at the same university, guided by B...

Zwischgold is an ultra-thin bilayer metal leaf that has been developed in medieval times as an alternative to gold leaves. It consists of a Au top-layer on Ag leaf. While it had been believed for a long time that zwischgold was a cheap mock of real leaf gold, it is more likely that it was often used...

Announcement EAM Starting Grant 2024/2025 Call for proposals (first summary May 31, 2024 - final deadline June 30, 2024) Dear FAU researchers, To support the most talented young scientists working in the field of new materials and processes, the FAU Competence Center Engineering of Advanced Mat...

Patchy colloids are particles that interact with preferred binding angles. We have developed a new Phase Field Crystal Model that can be used to predict the complex phases that occur in suspensions with such particles. In addition to isotropic, nematic, stripe, and triangular order, we have observed...

FAU chemists conduct research into novel approach of using an organic module for storing solar energy Until now, the generation and storage of electricity from solar energy has been dependent on various devices, leading to conversion losses. That may change soon: chemists at Friedrich-Alexander-Uni...

Our research covers electron acceleration with nanophotonic structures powered by laser light. We just demonstrated a scalable nanophotonic electron accelerator on a chip with a substantial energy increase of 43% from the initial energy of 28.4keV to 40.7keV . These low-cost accelerating nanostructu...

Welcome to the newses FAU EAM member Prof. Dr. Bastian Etzold Professor Bastian Etzold was appointed to the Chair of Power to X Technology at FAU in August 2023. Etzold graduated in chemical and biological engineering at FAU in 2004 and graduated in economics at the State Distance Learning Universi...

This image illustrates the crack pattern that emerges as a suspension dries. The system consists of interconnected particles held together by capillary bridges, which, upon evaporation, result in the formation of cracks. This simulation was programmed so that the arbitrary arrangement of the evapora...

FAU beteiligt sich an Wasserstoff-Technologie-Projekt zu emissionsfreien Antriebstechnologien in Deutschland Die FAU ist am Wasserstoff-Technologie-Anwenderzentrum (WTAZ) beteiligt, das in Pfeffenhausen im Süden Bayerns entsteht und gerade in die Umsetzungsphase startet. Das Ziel: Mittels der neuen...

One of the central goals in the PULS group is the knowledge-based design of new selective and highly-active catalytic systems. To achieve this goal, we utilize state of the art (hybrid) quantum mechanical and molecular mechanical methods to predict the physico-chemical properties and underlying reac...

Welcome to the newses FAU EAM member Dr-Ing. Pablo Jiménez-Calvo Dr. Pablo Jiménez-Calvo (MRSC) is an independent Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-doctoral Fellow. With a background in Materials Chemistry and Physics (Dr. Valérie Keller, University of Strasbourg, 2019). He spanned two post-doctoral fell...

Our group investigates PVD and CVD coatings with special focus on crystalline CVD-Diamond layers. This includes the design of coating machines, process optimisation and characterisation of the produced coating systems. A key factor of coating quality is the adhesion that marks the ability of the lay...

The new FAU EAM / FAU NMP calendar 2024 arrived! Each month, interesting research images from the field of New Materials and Processes will be shown, including additional information on our webpages. To start with, we present the cover picture: The image shows the trajectories of micrometer-sized...

DFG fördert Entzündungsforschung und Materialentwicklung - FAU freut sich über Erfolg mit zwei Sonderforschungsbereichen Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) fördert an der FAU einen neuen Sonderforschungsbereich/Transregio (SFB/TRR) und finanziert einen zweiten für eine weitere Förderperiode....

Zwei Consolidator Grants für die FAU - Materialchemiker Karl Mandel und Neurowissenschaftler Tomohisa Toda erhalten Förderung des ERC Es ist ein erneuter Beleg für die herausragende Forschungsstärke der FAU: Gleich zwei Wissenschaftler sind mit einem Consolidator Grant des Europäischen Forschungsra...

Not one, but two researchers at FAU have been awarded a Synergy Grant, one of the most prestigious grants awarded by the European Research Council. Chemist Prof. Dr. Karl Mayrhofer has received funding for his work on electrocatalysis, and physicist Prof. Dr. Kristian Franze for investigating the me...

There was a high level of competition for this year's EAM Starting Grant. In the end, the Executive Board of the FAU Competence Center EAM decided to award three new Starting Grants to FAU researchers. The EAM Starting Grant aims to support young researchers to pursue their own research projects and...

Die VDI-Gesellschaft Verfahrenstechnik und Chemieingenieurwesen (GVC) hat zum vierten Mal den Friedrich-Löffler-Preis vergeben. Die mit 3.000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung erhielt Dr.-Ing. Johannes Walter vom Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität...

Welcome to the newses FAU EAM member Jun.-Prof. Dr. Siow Woon Ng As of January 1, 2023, Siow Woon Ng is Junior Professor for Physical Chemistry of Interfaces at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy. The tenure track professorship is affiliated to the Chair of Physical Chemistry II. Prof. Ng ...

Bimodale Neuromodulation ermöglicht Lesen und Schreiben im Gehirn Förderungen des European Research Council (ERC; Europäischer Forschungsrat) sind hart umkämpft. Sie zu erhalten, gibt der Forschung der ausgezeichneten Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler durch die hohen Fördersummen von bis zu ...

DECAM exploits the highly complementary scientific expertise and infrastructure and simultaneously facilitates the scientific collaboration and networking in the field of the development and characterization of advanced materials For a sustainable bundling for our complementary expertise and instru...

Nanoparticles capture pollutants Pouring flecks of rust into water usually makes it dirtier. But researchers of FAU have developed special iron oxide nanoparticles they call “smart rust” that actually makes it cleaner. Smart rust can attract many substances, including oil, nano- and microplastics, ...

Sein zehnjähriges Bestehen beging das Helmholtz-Institut Erlangen-Nürnberg für Erneuerbare Energien (HI ERN) am 12. Juli gemeinsam mit zahlreichen Wegbegleiter*innen und Kooperationspartner*innen. Am Hauptsitz des Institutes in Erlangen feierten die Gäste aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und der Politik...

Materials researcher at FAU promotes cradle to cradle approach Organic electronics can make a decisive contribution to decarbonization and, at the same time, help to cut the consumption of rare and valuable raw materials. To do so, it is not only necessary to further develop manufacturing processes...

FAU chemist Prof. Dr. Dirk Guldi talks about SolTech in our interview Researchers from five Bavarian universities have been working in the research network “Solar Technologies Go Hybrid (SolTech)” since 2012 on new concepts for transforming solar energy into electricity. The Free State of Bavaria r...

Förderung für die Sicherstellung der Fügbarkeit in wandlungsfähigen Prozessketten Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) verlängert ihre Förderung für einen Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) bzw. Transregio (TRR), für den die FAU mitantragstellende Hochschule ist. Damit bekommen die Forschenden in d...

FAU an Forschungsprogramm zu erneuerbaren Energien beteiligt Weitere 1,7 Millionen Euro für interdisziplinäre Spitzenforschung für die Energiewende: Das vom Wissenschaftsministerium eingerichtete Forschungsprogramm „Solar Technologies Go Hybrid“ (SolTech) entwickelt innovative Konzepte zur Umwandlu...

Also after the transition from EAM to the FAU Competence Unit EAM, we continou the support for excellent young FAU researcher in form of the EAM Starting Grants. The EAM starting grant should give the recipient the chance to pursue their own research projects and thus gaining a boost for a successfu...

Interview with FAU expert in materials science and engineering, Prof. Dr. Christoph Brabec What sounds like science fiction could soon become a reality: Photovoltaic systems that are so thin and light that they can float and fly. In an interview, Prof. Dr. Christoph Brabec explains what these “emer...

Die programmierte Unsterblichkeit der Lithium-Ionen-Batterie Forschungsteams der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) sowie des Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien (INM) in Saarbrücken und des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Silicatforschung (ISC) in Würzburg starteten am 1. Februar 2...

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved one new Collaborative Research Center at FAU and extended a transregio (CRC/TRR). The DFG is funding six transfer projects for a CRC set up in 2011. CRC 1540 uses approaches based in mechanics in order to improve our understanding of the function ...

Zwei Wissenschaftler der Technischen Fakultät in der Highly Cited Researcher List 2022 vertreten Die „Highly Cited Researchers List“ führt auch 2022 die insgesamt 6938 einflussreichsten Forscherinnen und Forscher weltweit auf. Mit 396 Forschenden auf der Liste liegt Deutschland auf Platz 4. Insg...

Newly discovered effect boosts productivity of green hydrogen transport processes Catalysts are of utmost relevance for the production of chemicals and energy storage with hydrogen. Researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN) and Friedrich-Alexander-Univer...