FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

The Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, established 1743, is characterized by an excellent tradition and a strong innovation. The broad spectrum of subjects taught and researched at the FAU, and even more so the intensity of the interdisciplinary exchange between distinct subjects, are unique in Germany. The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg is the largest University in Northern Bavaria, with approximately 35000 students and over 600 faculty positions, and certainly has a significant position in research and teaching much beyond it.

The Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the FAU belongs to the first-tier group in every academic ranking. It stands out by an excellent infrastructure and the intensity of the cooperative research exchange within the department and beyond it, in particular with the departments of physics, medicine, chemical engineering, as well as materials science. This interdisciplinary approach to research transpires in the many centers and initiatives in which chemistry is represented, such as the Computer Chemistry Center (CCC), the Erlangen Catalysis Resource Center (ECRC), the Interdisciplinary Center for Molecular Materials (ICMM), the Zentralinstitut für Neue Materialien unf Prozesstechnik (ZMP), the Energy Campus Nürnberg (ECN), and the excellence cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM).

Professor Julien Bachmann started as a faculty member in Inorganic Chemistry on 10/1/2012. Research in his group focuses on the preparation and the investigation of nanostructured interfaces for energy conversion in solar cells, batteries and electrolysis cells.