Author: Michael Engel

Fall conference participation

Alberto Leonardi, Chrameh Mbah and Michael Engel present their recent research results at two conferences. The International Congress Engineering of Advanced Materials (ICEAM) held 10-12 Oct 2017 was the concluding event of the EAM Excellence Cluster and gathers national and

Group excursion

Some pictures from this year’s group hike and visit to the beer cellar near Weilersbach on the border of the Franconian Switzerland near Erlangen.

USA travel 2017

This year Michael Engel traveled again to the USA with stops at the University of Michigan and Indiana University. Also, part of the stay was the observation of the total solar eclipse in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

New paper: “Band gap formation and Anderson localization”

A research collaboration with Uni Fribourg (Switzerland) lead to a joint publication in PNAS: “It has been shown recently that disordered dielectrics can support a photonic band gap in the presence of structural correlations. This finding is surprising, because light

Success at Emerging Talent Initiative

Alberto Leonardi received a grant from the Emerging Talent Initiative in the field of nano-structured single-particle inorganic materials. This initiative is designed to support excellent postdoctoral researchers by providing them with an opportunity to develop scientific independence and establish themselves

Science meets Fiction

EAM Science meets Fiction is a scientifically oriented exhibition that includes literature contributions. Our lab contributed one computer rendering of a clathrate crystal made from triangular bipyramids taken from a recent publication. The exhibition takes place from Sept 16 to

Welcome Zhiyu

Zhiyu Song joined the group as a PhD student. He will be working on hydrogels and simulate their mechanical properties. Welcome!

Antrittsvorlesung

At the Tag des CBI 2017 Prof. Michael Engel presented his inaugural lecture.

Welcome Marco

Marco Klement joined the group as a PhD student. He will be working on developing and applying computational methods for the study of anisotropic particles. Welcome!

Paper on DNA-programmable self-assembly published in ‚Science‘

A research collaboration involving Michael Engel reported the self-assembly of gold nanoparticles of a particular shape with DNA ligands into clathrate colloidal crystals. The work required a combined effort of state-of-the-art synthesis techniques and DEM computer simulations. Clathrate Colloidal Crystals