Author: Michael Engel


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

Welcome Alberto

Alberto Leonardi joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher. He will be working on simulations and analysis of the structure and microstructure of nanomaterials. Welcome!

Poster award for Eric

Congratulations to Eric Görlitzer for the first prize in the annual MAP poster contest with a poster on simulating disordered photonic materials!

Welcome Chrameh

Chrameh Fru Mbah joined the group as a PhD student. He will be working on colloidal crystallization in collaboration with the group of Prof. Nicolas Vogel. Welcome!

Apply now: Ferienakademie Sarntal 2017

The Ferienakademie is a summer school with a long tradition organized by three universities in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. It is an excellent opportunity to spend two weeks in late summer/early fall in the Tyrol mountains (northern Italy) to learn and

Poster award for Junwei

Junwei Wang, a PhD student working in the Vogel lab on a joint project, received a best poster award at the annual symposium of the EAM cluster at Kloster Banz. Congratulations!

Two high-impact publications

We are very excited about two new nanoparticle publications in top-level journals, a review article on self-assembly in Chemical Reviews and an upcoming paper about quasicrystals in Nature Materials: “Chemical methods developed over the past two decades enable preparation of

Michael joins the MAP team

Starting in the fall semester 2016/2017, Michael Engel will be MAP Focal Subject Chair for “Computational Materials Science and Process Simulation”. MAP is short for “Advanced Materials and Processes”, an international elite Master’s program funded by the Elitenetzwerk Bayern at the