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.


Our latest annual report

The Adolphe Merkle Institute's latest annual report showcases some of our most important recent research breakthroughs, as well as our multiple international collaborations. From electric eels to mechanochromic…

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AMI student wins nanotech award

Polymer Chemistry & Materials student Céline Calvino takes home one of the five Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Awards handed out at the Swiss NanoConvention 2018 in Zurich.

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Schoolkids get a taste of nanoscience

Schoolchildren from the Fribourg area recently spent two afternoons at the Adolphe Merkle Institute as part of the Goûters scientifiques/Wissenschaft zum Zvieri program run by the University of Fribourg.

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Polymer Chemistry & Materials (Weder)
BioPhysics (Mayer)
Soft Matter Physics (Steiner)
BioNanomaterials (Fink/Rothen)
Macromolecular Chemistry (Bruns)