The Adolphe Merkle Institute

The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) is a leading independent nanoscience 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.


Institute expands its scope

The Adolphe Merkle Institute is seeking to create a fifth major group in Food Science and Technology with the support of the University of Fribourg and canton Fribourg. The search for a new professor has…

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Spark grants for AMI researchers

Four Adolphe Merkle Institute researchers have been awarded Spark grants by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The grantees will investigate the detection of Huntington's disease, structural color…

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New grant to create perfectly white materials

Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, the University of Fribourg, and New York University are investigating materials that could diffusely reflect all rays of incoming light, with long-term potential…

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BioPhysics (Mayer)
Smart Energy Materials (Milic)
Soft Matter Physics (Steiner)
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials