Ceremonial key-handover on 11 October 2012 Left to right: Erlangen public authority chief Dieter Mau├čner, EAM Co-coordinator Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, and EAM Coordinator Prof. Wolfgang Peukert

FPS was developed from research Area A1 of the Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM) and represents a central part of FAUÔÇÖs interdisciplinary research on particle technology. It provides around 1,400 m2 of laboratory space including 4 chemistry labs, 1 technical hall and > 60 workplaces. Additionally, FPS is equipped with unique devices, mostly financed according to DFGs major instrumentation programme including various aspects of synthesis and characterization as well as processing of nanoparticles: