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.


Hydrogel project to benefit rural communities

The Adolphe Merkle Institute BioNanomaterials group has been awarded over CHF 24,000 in seed funding by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation for a collaborative project with Costa…

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Plants ready to defend themselves

Plastic nanoparticles can be absorbed by plants in a similar manner to inert metal or metal oxide particles, suggesting that defense mechanisms that could protect them evolved in plants long before the…

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Top talent joins AMI Soft Matter Physics

Dr. Jovana Milic, the recipient of a PRIMA grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation, has joined the Adolphe Merkle Institute's Soft Matter Physics group. She will investigate hybrid materials for…

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