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The Engel Lab is a computational and theoretical research group in the Institute for Multiscale Simulation at the Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Our research interests lie broadly in nanoscale, soft matter, and particulate systems with a focus on self-assembly and self-organization, bottom-up processes by which individual components arrange themselves into ordered structures.

Specific problems concern colloidal self-assembly, nanomaterials design, crystallization processes, high-performance algorithms, and particle coarse-graining.

We work at the intersection of chemical engineering, chemical physics, and materials science, leveraging tools from high-performance computing, statistical thermodynamics, discrete geometry, and crystallography.

Self-organization processes from past collaborations. From small to large: terbium trifluoride nanoplate, Pd@Au nanocube, DNA-modified gold bipyramids, polystyrene colloids, hyperuniform network, 3D-printed robots. Contact us to add your system!