In the 1940s, scientists first explained how Materials can deform plastically by atomic-scale line defects called dislocations. These defects can be understood as tiny carpet folds that can move one part of a material relative to the other without spending a lot of energy. Many technical application...

The PhD defence of Ms. Yolita Maria Eggeler took place on 25. July 2018. With her beautiful work of “Nano- and Microstructural Evolution in Ni- and Co-based Single Crystal Superalloys”, she has been awarded the title Dr.-Ing. Her thesis work is part of the collaborative project "SFB Transregio 10...

On 5 June 2018, the nationwide diversity day 2018 of the Charter of Diversity, the festive award ceremony and the opening day of the student photo contest "Diversity: Call for Photos" 2017/18 of the Office for Gender and Diversity in Erlangen took place. Vice President People Prof. Dr. Friedrich Pau...

Head of institute

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Erdmann Spiecker

  • Organization: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Working group: Chair of Micro- and Nanostructure Research
  • Address:
    Cauerstraße 6
    Room 1.211
    91058 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28603
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