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…
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.
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.
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…
Museum Night 2018
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…
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…
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…
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…
A prize for improved nanosafety
Adolphe Merkle Institute Professors Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser and Alke Fink have been awarded the 2017 CUSSTR Prize for helping improve nanosafety with a simple nanomaterials decision tree.