The Engel Lab is an interdisciplinary computational and theoretical research group in the Institute for Multiscale Simulation at the Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg and part of the Cluster of Excellence “Engineering of Advanced Materials”.

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

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 the self-assembly of nanocrystals, optimization of photonic and other materials properties, advancement of simulation and visualization technology, and the role of building block characteristics for crystallization.