The Adolphe Merkle Institute

The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) is an independent competence center at the University of Fribourg that focuses on research and education in the domain of soft nanomaterials. Find out more about us here.


Award goes to AMI team to promote professional role confidence

Adolphe Merkle Institute Professors Alke Fink and Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, along with Dr. Sofia Martin Caba, are one of two recipients of the inaugural 2019 Materials Today Agents of Change Award.

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Changes at the Adolphe Merkle Foundation

The Adolphe Merkle Foundation, which actively supports the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), has announced changes to the composition of its Board.

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AMI researchers among winners of new grant program

Four researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute have been awarded grants as part of the Swiss National Science Foundation's new Spark rapid testing and development program.

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Polymer Chemistry & Materials (Weder)
BioPhysics (Mayer)
Macromolecular Chemistry (Bruns)
BioNanomaterials (Fink/Rothen)
Soft Matter Physics (Steiner)
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials