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.


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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More grant success for AMI researchers

Three more Adolphe Merkle Institute researchers have been granted any early boost to their careers, after being awarded funding from the European Commission and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

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Reducing pesticide use with nanoparticles

Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute and the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg have discovered how certain silica nanoparticles could act as a traceless, degradable, and highly…

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