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.


Crucial boost to stimulate NanoLockin success

The Adolphe Merkle Institute's first-start-up, Nanolockin, has received support from two important sources. Fri Up will provide business coaching during the crucial launch phase, while Fribourg's Seed…

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EU project to improve engineered nanomaterial safety

The Adolphe Merkle Institute has joined an international effort addressing the need for safer and more effective testing of engineered nanomaterials, an area that is of crucial and growing importance to…

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Harnessing the power of the electric eel

Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), the University of Michigan, and the University of California San Diego, have developed a power source inspired by the electric…

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