The Adolphe Merkle Institute

The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) is a leading independent competence center at the University of Fribourg that focuses on interdisciplinary research (polymers, physics, biology, biophysics, and materials) and education in the domain of soft nanomaterials. Find out more about us here.


Our latest annual report

The latest edition of the Adolphe Merkle Institute annual report is now available in print and online, demonstrating how the Institute?s researchers continue to produce groundbreaking research in a sometimes…

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AMI alum recognized with grant

Adolphe Merkle Institute alum Baptiste Monney has received the University of Fribourg's 2022 Thürler-Heeb Grant. This grant is awarded by the Faculty of Science and Medicine to junior researchers to assist…

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New director for the Adolphe Merkle Institute

In agreement with the University of Fribourg, the board of the Adolphe Merkle Foundation has appointed Prof. Ullrich Steiner as the new director of the Adolphe Merkle Institute. He replaces Prof. Christoph…

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Polymer Chemistry & Materials (Weder)
BioPhysics (Mayer)
Former groups
Soft Matter Physics (Steiner)
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials