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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Lerch, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

Wherever there is change and development, you will find engineers, natural scientists and computer scientists at work. Striving for progress is, after all, their essential motivation. The particular appeal of the Faculty of Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) lies precisely in this dynamic and interdisciplinary commitment to the pursuit of innovation.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Lerch, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

2nd Joint Workshop Shanghai Jiao Tong University – FAU

Jiao Tong University, Shanghai – FAU, 2nd Joint Workshop on Combustion and Material Processing/Engineering, March 2017

FAU: Prof. Stefan Will, Prof. Jürgen Karl, Prof. Günter Leugering, Dr.-Ing. Florian Klämpfl, Prof. Michael Schmidt, Dr.-Ing. Hinnerk Hagenah, Dr.-Ing. Lars Zigan – SJTU: Dr.-Ing. Yi Gao, Prof. Xincun Zhuang, Prof. Dong Han, Prof. Junliang Zhang, Prof. He Lin, Prof. Fei Qi

EU cooperation for improved glass

FAU researchers help develop research infrastructure in Slovakia

FunGlass is the title of an EU project with funds of 15 million euros aimed at establishing a new centre of excellence for improved glass materials in the Slovakian city of Trencin. The Institute of Bio-materials at FAU is participating in the scientific development of the centre. FunGlass is financed through an EU Horizon 2020 Teaming project that supports EU countries with a developing research infrastructure. The Institute of Bio-materials at FAU is one of four international partners cooperating in the development of the centre of excellence, the others being Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Padua University in Italy and the Madrid Institute for Ceramics and Glass in Spain. Research activities will focus on the functional properties of glass and how they can be used in new applications. Read on …

FAU is one of the leading universities in Germany

FAU ranks among the best 150 universities worldwide in four subject areas according to the latest QS World University Ranking published by the education information service provider Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

In addition to materials science and chemical engineering, chemistry and physics are now also among the top 150. In medicine, humanities, engineering, economics, natural sciences and social sciences, FAU was listed as one of the best 350 universities in the world in twelve subjects. FAU was listed in four out of five subject groups and is now among the top 200 in engineering and medicine, and among the top 150 in natural sciences. This year’s ranking saw the humanities climb six places with engineering making the greatest leap forward, improving by 48 places. Read on …

The world’s largest diamond foil

FAU material researchers have come a step closer to their goal of providing large diamond foils for practical applications.

In a test reactor, they have succeeded in producing the world’s largest diamond foil with a diameter of 28 centimetres. Diamond foils can be used as ultimate wear protection in industrial applications and for research into thermoelectric power generation – an emerging market. The researchers have recently published their findings on diamond foils in the acclaimed journals ‘Philosophical Transactions A’ and ‘Carbon’.* Read on …

The Lord of Destruction

FAU material researcher receives 2 million euro ERC Consolidator Grant

While his childhood friends built things, Erik was always more intrigued by how and why things break. Prof. Dr. Erik Bitzek has consistently followed this passion for materials, their structures, and their breaking points. This Ludwigsburg Native never minded if his observations were drawn from stones in his mineral collection, his favorite chocolate, or steel. After studying physics in Stuttgart, Bitzek started his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research (now MPI for Intelligent Systems), turning this vocation into a profession. Now he has received a coveted ERC consolidator scholarship worth two million euros from the European Research Council (ERC) – to explore even more intensively why things break apart. With his latest research project ‘microKIc – Read on …

The FAU Open Research Challenge returns

2017 challenge focuses on medical engineering to help treat movement disorders

In spring 2017, Germany’s Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites researchers in medicine and engineering from around the world to enter the second FAU Open Research Challenge. The global online contest this year focuses on FAU’s major research area of Health Technology and medical engineering. The winner will receive access to a three-month trial at their home location (or other if appropriate) using the new eGaIT mobile sensor based gait analysis system, developed by a FAU consortium in Germany’s Medical Valley innovation hub. Read on …

Sheet bulk metal forming research gains EUR 4.7 million in funding

An outstanding success for FAU – the German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 73 which will be funded with approximately EUR 4.7 million over the next four years. The objective of the upcoming project phase is to develop manufacturing processes for sheet bulk metal forming in industry. Read on…

International Congress Engineering of Advanced Materials 2017 – Call for Abstracts

ICEAM2017 is organized by the Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM) and will be held from 10 – 12 October 2017 in Erlangen, Germany. The aim of ICEAM2017 is to place 10 years of interdisciplinary research at the EAM in the international context of state-of-the-art science and engineering research. Our target audience is local, national and international researchers working in fields where EAM is active.

With a mix of invited plenary, keynote and submitted talks and posters, the congress will focus on EAM’s four application fields, Nanoelectronic Materials, Photonic and Optical Materials, Catalytic Materials and Lightweight Materials. Furthermore, the key role played by our cross-sectional topics, Functional Particle Systems, Nanoanalysis and Microscopy, and Multiscale Modeling and Simulation will be apparent throughout the congress. Details Topics under the link below. Read on...