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.


Collaboration with Thai researchers receives special funding

A research collaboration between the Adolphe Merkle Institute and Thailand's Chulalongkorn University has been awarded special funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation as part of the agency's…

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Faculty prize for AMI PhD

Adolphe Merkle Institute alum Hana Barosova has been awarded the 2020 Faculty Prize for best doctoral thesis in life sciences at the University of Fribourg.

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From leaves to packaging

Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) have discovered how environmental conditions affect water transport through the waxy skin layer of ivy and olive leaves and have successfully mimicked…

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