The Institute organizes regular seminars during the autumn and spring semesters of the academic year. Top specialists from around the world are invited to present their research to AMI staff and other interested parties from the University of Fribourg community. These seminars are usually held on Tuesday afternoons at 16:00 (4 p.m.) in the institute auditorium.
|September 4, 2019||Prof. Carlos Silva||Georgia Institute of Technology, USA||The complex dynamic energy landscape hosting excitons in 2D perovskites||AMI||16:00|
|October 8, 2019||Dr Jovana Milic||EPFL||supramolecular engineering for hybrid perovskite photovoltaics||AMI||16:00|
Speaker Institution Title Dr. Tom Schroeder BioPhysics, Adolphe Merkle Institute Energy Conversion from Gradients across Bio-Inspired Membranes Luis Miguel Olaechea Polymer Chemistry & Materials, Adolphe Merkle Institute Stimuli-responsive metallosupramolecular polymers containing platinum Prof. Thomas P. Russell University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab & Beijing University of Chemical Technology 3D printing of adaptive, structured liquids Prof. Felix Schacher Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany Charge control in polymeric materials – from reversible adsorption to catalytically active block copolymer membranes Prof. Erik Berda University of New Hampshire Functional nanomaterials from single polymer chains Prof. Bruno Ehrler AMOLF Beyond solar cell efficiency limits with down conversion and tandem solar cells Prof. Claudia Bagni University of Lausanne Gender equality in academia - myth and reality Prof. Marleen Kamperman Wageningen University Bioinspired complex coacervate-based adhesives Prof. Giulia Rossi University of Genoa Nanoparticle-protein and nanoparticle-lipid interactions: insights from molecular dynamics simulations Hana Barasova BioNanomaterials, Adolphe Merkle Institute 3D human lung co-culture model cultured at the air-liquid interface to assess the (pro-)fibrotic potential of carbon nanotubes Philipp Lemal BioNanomaterials, Adolphe Merkle Institute Magnetic nanoparticles: a multifunctional approach to modern cancer therapy Prof. Kaori Sugihara University of Geneva Can antimicrobial peptides be an antibiotic alternative? Fundamental studies and tool development Prof. Iván Mora-Seró Jaume I University, Spain Halide Perovskite Becomes Nano Prof. Jean-François Lutz Institut Charles Sadron, University of Strasbourg Digital Polymers: Emergence of a new class of functional macromolecules Dr. Guiomar Hernández Uppsala University, Sweden The Role of Polymers in Batteries Prof. Melissa A. Grunlan Texas A&M University, College Station Orthopedic Biomaterials Enabled by Network Architecture Mathias Weyland ZHAW School of Engineering & Adolphe Merkle Institute Co-evolving model parameter search using cell survival and time-resolved comet data: A holistic view on the synergistic effect of hyperthermia and radiotherapy Olivia Eggenberger BioPhysics, Adolphe Merkle Institute Protein Sensing with Lipid-Coated Synthetic Nanopores Mirela Malekovic Soft Matter Physics, Adolphe Merkle Institute Organic/inorganic vapour sensors inspired by nature Prof. Craig Brodersen Yale University (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies) A multi-method approach for studying leaf optics and the effect of diffuse vs. direct light on photosynthesis Dr Andreas Bruder Laboratory of Applied Microbiology, SUPSI, Bellinzona Anthropogenic impacts on the ecological roles of aquatic hyphomycetes Prof. Stefan Salentinig Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg Food- and Digestion-Inspired Nano-Biointerfaces for Drug Delivery Prof. Nitash Balsara University of California, Berkeley, USA Ohm’s Law for Polymer Electrolytes and the Clean Energy Landscape Prof. Pol Besenius Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany Transient Supramolecular Materials Mediated by Redox-Responsive Subunits Samuel Raccio Macromolecular Chemistry, Adolphe Merkle Institute Polymerization-based amplification as a tool for malaria diagnostics Cédric Kilchoer Soft Matter Physics, Adolphe Merkle Institute Block copolymer-based plasmonic materials Prof. Gerd Schröder-Turk Murdoch University, Perth, Australia What makes for a 'good' disorder: a simple mechanism that leads to hyperuniform order Prof. Anja Palmans Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands Folded amphiphilic polymers in aqueous media: towards enzyme-like catalysis Prof. Stuart Rowan Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, IL, USA Design and Synthesis of Adaptive Polymeric Materials and Unusual Polymer Architectures Prof. Ulrich Wiesner Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, NY, USA Block copolymer directed organic-inorganic hybrid materials: From Polycrystalline Samples to Bulk Single Crystal
Speaker Institution Title Dr. Andreas Herrmann Firmenich SA, Switzerland Photolabile Profragrances - from Organic Chemistry to Material Sciences Prof. Cordt Zollfrank Technical University of Munich, Straubing, Germany Biotemplating as a route to advanced structural and functional materials Dominic Urban Adolphe Merkle Institute Taylor dispersion analysis. Expanding the characterization techniques of nanoparticles Federica Crippa Adolphe Merkle Institute Magneto-responsive substrates for cell culture Prof. Jan Eijkel University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands Nanofluidics for nanomachining, energy generation and cavitation Dr. Florian Johann Oxford Instruments, Asylum Research AFMs Video-rate AFM enables new research opportunities Prof. Andreas Walther Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany Static and dynamic bio-inspired self-assembled material systems Dr. Claire Hansell Nature, London, UK Publishing science in Nature - an editor's perspective Prof. Mélanie Auffan CEREGE – European Geosciences Center, Aix-en-Provence, France Indoor mesocosms: an integrated approach to assess the environmental risks of nanomaterials Ana Milosevic Adolphe Merkle Institute Functionalized gold nanoparticles and their cellular fate David Bossert Adolphe Merkle Institute Quantification of Silicon Dioxide Nanoparticles Leaching from Wood Prof. Emily Cranston McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada Cellulose nanocrystal hydrogels and aerogels for functional nanoparticle devices and tissue engineering Prof. Evelyne van Ruymbeke Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium Decoding the viscoelastic response of supramolecular entangled polymers Prof. Alan Russell Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Polymer-Enhanced Biomacromolecular Systems Omar Rifaie Graham Adolphe Merkle Institute Marine glow biomimicry by nucleobase-containing force responsive polymersome nanoreactors Karolina Korzeb Adolphe Merkle Institute Controlled self-assembly of block copolymer templates for optical metamaterials Marc Karman Adolphe Merkle Institute Mechanically triggered fluorescence change in polymers Dr. Erik Thiele DuPont Performance Materials, Geneva, Switzerland R&D in a global science company: How things work Prof. David Haviland KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden Measuring and modeling viscoelasticity with the AFM Prof. Gary E. Wnek Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio USA Observations Regarding Poly(acrylic acid) Gels and Fibers Prof. Jon K. Pokorski Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio USA Protein/Polymer Composites for Medical Applications Preston Sutton Adolphe Merkle Institute 3 questions about batteries including why my cell phone’s is so bad Céline Calvino Carneiro Adolphe Merkle Institute Towards mechanochromic materials based on non-covalent interactions Anne-Cécile Ferahian Adolphe Merkle Institute Structure-property studies of isophthalic acid-pyridine (ipa-py) based supramolecular polymers Edward Apebende Adolphe Merkle Institute Synthesis and characterization of force-responsive block copolymers Dr Peter Nirmalraj Adolphe Merkle Institute Challenges and opportunities in molecular imaging at the liquid-solid interface Prof. Damien Thompson University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Nanoscale computer-aided design of supramolecular materials Sandy Sanchez Alonso Adolphe Merkle Institute Flash infrared annealing for perovskite solar cells Sebastian Ulrich Adolphe Merkle Institute Functionalized amphiphilic polymer co-networks from active ester precursors Prof. Michael Nash University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Engineering multi-enzyme complexes using single-cell and single-molecule studies Prof. Anders Hagfeldt EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland The versatility of mesoscopic solar cells Prof. Serena Corr University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK Microwave-assisted synthesis of new materials for safer, all solid-state batteries Prof. Emily Pentzer Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio USA Functional composite materials architected from 2d nanoparticle surfactants Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA Bio-inspired metal-coordination crosslinking: Easy access to broad dynamics when engineering polymer gel mechanics Dr Bruno Ehrler AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Beyond solar cell efficiency limits with down conversion and tandem solar cells Prof. Jochen Feldmann Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany Metal halide perovskite nanocrystals: 2D materials and supercrystals Laura Neumann Adolphe Merkle Institute Metallosupramolecular polymers – investigations at multiple length scales Daniel Hauser Adolphe Merkle Institute Polydopamine/transferrin hybrid nanoparticles for targeted cell killing Worarin Meesorn Adolphe Merkle Institute Cellulose nanocrystal-based bioinspired composite with mechanical adaptive properties Prof. Clemens Bechinger University of Konstanz, Germany Orientation & Communication of Synthetic Microswimmers Prof. Herbert Waite University of California Santa Barbara, CA, USA Long-term mussel adhesion depends on intricate extracellular redox control