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.


Come and celebrate our 10th anniversary!

Come to the Adolphe Merkle Institute for Fribourg's Museum Night on Saturday, May 26, and celebrate our 10th anniversary. We are joining forces with the city's main attractions, and opening our doors between…

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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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Special journal issue highlights bio-inspired materials

Bio-inspiration is a powerful concept to develop novel functional materials. A special edition of leading journal Advanced Materials, edited by Adolphe Merkle Institute Prof. Nico Bruns, presents bio-inspired…

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