When strangers can control our lights

FAU researchers discover security flaws in smart home products Smart home products such as lamps controlled via mobile devices are becoming ever more popular in private households. We would, however, feel vulnerable in our own four walls if strangers suddenly started switching the lights in our homes on and off. Researchers at the IT Security Infrastructures group, FAU have discovered security problems of this nature in smart lights manufactured by GE, IKEA, Philips and Osram. Philipp Morg...

FAU among the top 200 universities in the world

FAU has maintained its position as one of the best 200 universities worldwide. It ranks 180th in the recently published Academic Ranking of World Universities, better known as the Shanghai Ranking. In national comparison, FAU ranks in 11th place. The university is particularly outstanding in one specific category, as was also the case in the QS World University Ranking published in June: FAU ranks 119th on an international level with regard to the indicator of the most frequently cited resear...

Cooperation with Argentina for Master Students in its Third Year

The cooperation program with National University of Mar del Plata in Argentina enters its third year. The program is supported by I.DEAR (Ingenieure Deutschland-Argentinien) and enables Master students of Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology (WW Department) to spend one year in Argentina. Students from the FAU WW Department are eligible to spend the first 6 months at National University of Mar del Plata attending lectures, while in the last 6 months of the internship students ca...

Welcome for International Students

We are looking forward to welcoming you as international students to the Faculty of Engineering at FAU with our Kick-Off event on Tuesday, 5 September 2017. On this Kick-Off and the following first weeks we will guide you through your first steps in Erlangen. You will meet your contact persons at the Faculty, get help with formalities, take part in a campus tour, meet up with fellow students and much more! Target Group: Students of the international master degree programmes at the Faculty of...

Slippery liquid surfaces confuse mussels to prevent their adhesion to underwater structures

It all began with a bet at a conference in Italy in 2013. FAU researcher Nicolas Vogel, Ph.D., then a postdoctoral fellow in Joanna Aizenberg’s lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), gave a talk about the group’s Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS) coatings, which promised to prevent nearly anything from adhering to structures to which they were applied. ...