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

Our research interests lie broadly in atomic, 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.