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 in their field of research. Congratulations!

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 Oct 27 in the church “Kreuz+Quer, Haus der Kirche”, Bohlenplatz 1, 91054 Erlangen.

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
Haixin Lin, Sangmin Lee, Lin Sun, Matthew Spellings, Michael Engel, Sharon C. Glotzer, Chad A. Mirkin
Science 335, 931-935 (2017)

Some publicity:

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 explore science, coding, and nature.

This year Nils Thurey (TU Munich), Miriam Mehl (Uni Stuttgart), and Michael Engel are offering a course on the topic “Creating Animations by Machine Learning and Simulation” to Master’s students in computer science, engineering, math, physics, and chemistry.

The dates of the course are: 17.09. – 29.09.2017.
Application is now open until 9 May 2017.

More information can be found at:
PDF: Ferienakademie-Plakat-2017
www: http://www.ferienakademie.de/