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.


A new Assistant Professor for the Adolphe Merkle Institute

Dr. Jovana Milic, a group leader in the Adolphe Merkle Institute's Soft Matter Physics group, has been promoted to Assistant Professor at the University of Fribourg, where she is investigating hybrid materials…

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Watching polymers heal

Adolphe Merkle Institute researchers have developed a method to monitor the healing process of polymers and discovered that a much thicker interphase is required for these materials to recover their original…

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