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.


AMI professor honored by international council

The Adolphe Merkle Institute's Assistant Professor Jovana Milic has been appointed as one of the International Science Council's 100 new Fellows, the highest honor conferred on an individual by the organization.

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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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BioPhysics (Mayer)
Smart Energy Materials (Milic)
Soft Matter Physics (Steiner)
Mechanoresponsive Materials (Clough)