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 4 p.m. (16:00) in the institute auditorium.

Date Speaker Institution Title Place Time
September 26, 2017 Dr. Andreas Herrmann Firmenich SA, Switzerland Photolabile Profragrances - from Organic Chemistry to Material Sciences AMI 16:00
October 10, 2017 Prof. Cordt Zollfrank Technical University of Munich, Straubing, Germany Biotemplating as a route to advanced structural and functional materials AMI 16:00
October 17, 2017 Dominic Urban Adolphe Merkle Institute Taylor dispersion analysis. Expanding the characterization techniques of nanoparticles AMI 16:00
October 17, 2017 Federica Crippa Adolphe Merkle Institute Magneto-responsive substrates for cell culture AMI 16:00
October 31, 2017 Prof. Jan Eijkel University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands Nanofluidics for nanomachining, energy generation and cavitation AMI 16:00
November 7, 2017 Dr. Florian Johann Oxford Instruments, Asylum Research AFMs Video-rate AFM enables new research opportunities AMI 11:00
November 7, 2017 Prof. Andreas Walther Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany Static and dynamic bio-inspired self-assembled material systems AMI 16:00
November 21, 2017 Dr. Claire Hansell Nature, London, UK Publishing science in Nature - an editor's perspective AMI 16:00
November 28, 2017 Prof. Mélanie Auffan CEREGE – European Geosciences Center, Aix-en-Provence, France Indoor mesocosms: an integrated approach to assess the environmental risks of nanomaterials AMI 16:00
November 30, 2017 Ana Milosevic Adolphe Merkle Institute Functionalized gold nanoparticles and their cellular fate AMI 16:00
November 30, 2017 David Bossert Adolphe Merkle Institute Quantification of Silicon Dioxide Nanoparticles Leaching from Wood AMI 16:00
December 5, 2017 Prof. Emily Cranston McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada Cellulose nanocrystal hydrogels and aerogels for functional nanoparticle devices and tissue engineering AMI 16:00
December 19, 2017 Prof. Evelyne van Ruymbeke Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium Decoding the viscoelastic response of supramolecular entangled polymers AMI 16:00
January 9, 2018 Prof. Alan Russell Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Polymer-Enhanced Biomacromolecular Systems AMI 16:00
January 11, 2018 Omar Rifaie Graham Adolphe Merkle Institute Marine glow biomimicry by nucleobase-containing force responsive polymersome nanoreactors AMI 16:00
January 16, 2018 Karolina Korzeb Adolphe Merkle Institute Controlled self-assembly of block copolymer templates for optical metamaterials AMI 16:00
January 16, 2018 Marc Karman Adolphe Merkle Institute Mechanically triggered fluorescence change in polymers AMI 16:00
January 23, 2018 Dr. Erik Thiele DuPont Performance Materials, Geneva, Switzerland R&D in a global science company: How things work AMI 16:00
January 30, 2018 Prof. David Haviland KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden Measuring and modeling viscoelasticity with the AFM AMI 16:00
February 1, 2018 Prof. Gary E. Wnek Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio USA Observations Regarding Poly(acrylic acid) Gels and Fibers AMI 16:00
February 5, 2018 Prof. Jon K. Pokorski Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio USA Protein/Polymer Composites for Medical Applications AMI 16:00
February 6, 2018 Preston Sutton Adolphe Merkle Institute 3 questions about batteries including why my cell phone’s is so bad AMI 16:00
February 6, 2018 Céline Calvino Carneiro Adolphe Merkle Institute Towards mechanochromic materials based on non-covalent interactions AMI 16:00