Author: Michael Engel

Milestone paper

A paper involving Michael Engel with coauthors Joshua Anderson and Sharon Glotzer from University of Michigan, Masaharu Isobe from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Etienne Bernard then from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Werner Krauth from École Normale Supérieure has been

Summer of conferences

Several members of the lab traveled to present and promote their newest research results at conferences throughout Germany: Praveen Bommineni, Chrameh Fru Mbah, Marco Klement, Junwei Wang, Nydia Varela presented posters and Alberto Leonardi, Michael Engel presented talks at the “Particle-Based Materials Symposium” (PBM) at

Controlling nanocrystal shapes

In a recent ACS Nano publication, Alberto Leonardi proposes an etching synthesis method for controlling the shape of core-shell nanocrystals: “The application of nanocrystals as heterogeneous catalysts and plasmonic nanoparticles requires fine control of their shape and chemical composition. A

MSS excursion 2018

The MSS Institute organized a trip to Fränkische Schweiz that consisted of a canoe/kayak ride down the river Wiesent from Wiesental and a short hike up the hill where we had a beautiful view and lunch under a big Tilia

Quasicrystals in Scotland

Michael Engel presented the opening lecture at the ICMS conference “Quasicrystals: pattern formation and aperiodic order” in Edinburgh. This conference brought together four different research communities to advance the understanding of quasicrystals and aperiodic order: (i) quasicrystals in materials science,

Apply now: Ferienakademie 2018

Nils Thuerey, Miriam Mehl and Michael Engel are offering again this fall a student course at Ferienakademie in the Italian Alps. The topic is Accelerating Physics Simulations with Deep Learning. The course is open to students at FAU Erlangen, TU Munich

Welcome Praveen

Praveen Bommineni joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher. He will be working on simulations to resolve structure formation processes in mesoscale systems. Welcome!


Marco Klement represented the group at the annual meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG) held this year in Berlin. He presented about “Efficient Simulation of Anisotropic Particles”. The 2018 meeting was the largest physics meeting ever to be organized

Dancing robots

A publication with experiments by Christian Scholz, then a postdoc at MSS and now at Universität Düsseldorf, appeared in Nature Communications: “Biological organisms and artificial active particles self-organize into swarms and patterns. Open questions concern the design of emergent phenomena

Science on Chiemsee

Michael Engel provided an overview talk about the theory and simulation of quasicrystals at the workshop of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 762: Functionality of Oxide Interfaces at Benedictine Abbey of Frauenwörth. The Benedictine abbey of Frauenwörth was founded by