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.

NEW ENERGY

Stabilizing next-generation perovskite solar cells

Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute have developed a new type of more stable, highly efficient next-generation perovskite solar cell, opening perspectives for future commercialization. The results…

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AIRBORNE INVASION

How carbon-based particles interact with the lung

Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute's BioNanomaterials group have created a 3D lung cell model system to investigate how carbon-based combustion byproducts behave as they interact with human…

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BIO-INSPIRATION

New mechanism opens door to more vivid colors

Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute and Yale-NUS College in Singapore have discovered a novel color-generation mechanism in nature, which if harnessed, has the potential to create cosmetics and…

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