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Inter- and Intrafacultory Activities

The Institute of Fluid Mechanics (LSTM) actively participates in several inter- as well as intrafacultory research associations, both at a national and at an international level. An outstanding cooperation has been established with the German Engineering Research and Development Center LSTME Busan in South Korea.

The cluster of excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials – Hierarchical Structure Formation for Functional Devices (EAM) at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is part of the Excellence Initiative, a funding project for top-level research by the german federal and state governments. In this cooperative cluster, several different research institutes aim at bridging of fundamental research regarding and application of high-performance materials. LSTM mainly contributes know-how regarding the numerical simulation of the relevant processes and phenomena.

Also, erlangen graduate school in advanced optical technologies (SAOT) is part of the Excellence Initiative and was esteblished in november 2006 at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. It is focused on promoting research in optics at german universities. Its strong international orientation is evident through cooperation with foreign research institutes, universities and companies.

The Interdisciplinary Center for Functional Particle Systems (FPS) emerged out of the EAM cluster of excellence. Within FPS, several different institutes are incorporated, that share research in formation, organisation, characterization and interaction between particles. In modern laboratories, scientists at FPS investigate cutting-edge problems. Apart from that, FPS forms the basis for an international scientific network in the area of particle research.

At the Central Institute for Scientific Computing, an interdisciplinary research center at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, various scientific institutes aim at bundling their know-how and experience within the field of computer-assisted research and development. It promotes the exchange of expertise and forms the basis for innovative and strongly interdisciplinary research projects

The Brain Busan Graduate School of Wind Energy started within the framework of the project Brain Busan 21 several years ago. It was initiated and supported by Busan Metropolitan City. Researchers perform theoretical, numerical and experimental work using the facilities of the LSTME laboratories. In addition, they are highly encouraged to attend and participate to both national and international conferences in order to promote the cooperation with companies and top universities in South Korea.