The PhD defence of Mr. Peter Schweizer took place on 18. Sep. 2019. With his beautiful work of “Manipulation of individual defects in 2D and layered materials”, he has been awarded the title Dr.-Ing. with the top overall grade "summa cum laude" His PhD work has been focused on manipulation of def...

After a third place by a tough loss in the semifinals via penalties against the later champion WW5 in 2018, the team took the next step, reaching the finals for the first time in WW9 history. After winning the group stage ahead of WW soccer juggernauts like WW1, WW5 and WW2/3, the WW9 team defeated ...

The continuous efforts the teaching team made at the chair has paid off. The Lecture “Rasterelektronenmikroskopie in der Materialforschung” given by Peter Schweizer has received first place out of 63 in the teaching evaluation of the technical faculty (category VP5). The lecture deals with the worki...

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Our team is working on advanced microscopic and spectroscopic methods for the analysis of micro- and nanostructural properties of materials at the dimensions bridging macro down to atomic scale. The goal of our work is to facilitate a quantitative understanding of the relationship between fabrication (engineering), structure and properties of materials. Our research topics spanning over functional materials, nano-structures, interfaces and thin film systems.  

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

  • Organization: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Working group: Chair of Micro- and Nanostructure Research
  • Address:
    Cauerstraße 3
    Room 01.154
    91058 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-70400
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