Prof. Dr. Michael Engel

Prof. Dr. Michael Engel

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Juniorprofessur für Modellierung von Selbstorganisationsprozessen

Room: Room 00.137
Cauerstraße 3
91058 Erlangen

Modeling of self-organization processes – Research Area A3

Michael Engel – EAM W1 junior professor of modeling of self-organization processes. Professor Engel started his work in February 2016 at the Institute for Multiscale Simulation (MSS). Michael Engel studied physics and mathematics at the University of Stuttgart where he received his doctoral degree for his work on complex metallic alloys using computer simulations under the supervision of Professor Hans-Rainer Trebin at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics in 2008. He then changed his focus to soft matter and nanoscience and, after a stay at Kyushu University in Japan, joined Professor Sharon Glotzer’s group at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. First as a DFG fellow and later as a research scientist, he investigated problems involving self-assembling shapes, packing and aperiodic order with computer simulations. His current interests are self-assembly processes and dynamics at the molecular, nanoscale and colloidal level using high-performance scientific computing, statistical mechanics and crystallography with the goal of developing new functional materials.