Materials Research at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
Materials science at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) started in the 1960s with Bernhard Ilschner, a pioneer of high temperature deformation of engineering materials in Germany. Later on Haël Mughrabi made seminal contributions to the field of high temperature strength of single crystal Ni-base super alloys. Today, processing of single crystal super alloys, relation between microstructure and properties and high temperature oxidation form research highlights at FAU. As part of the Initiative for Excellence of the German Federal Government, FAU earned the DFG funded Cluster of Excellence, EXC 315-1, entitled Engineering of Advanced Materials.