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.


The annual report is back

Our latest annual report is now available online. Read about our 10th anniversary outreach activities, as well as about AMI's contributions to the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials, and our research.

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Encouraging female researchers

Ahead of the national women's strike on June 14, Adolphe Merkle Institute BioNonamaterials Professor Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser talked to Fribourg newspaper La Liberté about how she tries to facilitate…

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Polymers to give early warning signs

Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) and Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a method to tailor the properties of stress-indicating molecules that can be integrated into polymers and…

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