Our stories

All through the year, we produce a number of stories about our research results and the achievements of our scientists. If you are interested in finding out more about our work, please read on to learn further details about the exciting and innovative work being carried out at the Adolphe Merkle Institute.

Moving forward

A robotic worm for tight spaces


Breaking up agglomerates with sound

Under pressure 

Perovskites are not just for solar cells

In the brain

Sorting out a tangled mess of proteins


Creating more durable and safer colors


Europe-wide method assessment 

Confining light

Understanding an exotic state of affairs

Fixing things

Monitoring the healing process of polymers

Carbon capture

Breathing new life into monitoring devices


Not as simple as making a cup of tea

Come together

Getting a clearer picture of amyloid aggregation

Going meta

Shining  a new light on materials

Crop protection

Reducing pesticide use with nanoparticles

Out of shape

Responsive grippers for soft robotics

Sticky attack

Worm slime provides template for polymeric materials

Human health

Investigating the impact of microplastics

Bond breaking

Making supramolecular polymers tougher

Platinum control

Creating nanoparticles at the right time and the right place

On the surface

Using polymers to build a better battery


Slowing down to improve nanopore measurements


Creating new membranes to separate liquids

New approach

A better understanding of lung tissue repair mechanics

Sunny outlook

New perspectives for more stable perovskite materials

Hole in one 

Developing bigger nanopores to measure molecules


Crystal formation holds clues to fighting disease

On and off

Using light to control nanoreactors