ADOLPHE MERKLE INSTITUTE
Faculty of science- University of Fribourg Switzerland
http://www.am-institute.ch
Research Areas  
Nanoparticles as model atoms
Nanoparticles as model atoms

Fundamental condensed matter research using nanoparticles as versatile model systems
Proteins as model colloids
Proteins as model colloids

Use nanoscience to understand protein interactions and learn more about protein condensation diseases such as cataract formation
Polymer nanomaterials
Polymer nanomaterials

Use bottom-up schemes to manipulate materials structure on the nanoscale, investigate structure-property relationships and use this knowledge to create materials with new and useful properties
Nanoscience and food
Nanoscience and food

Bridging the gap from fundamental nanoscience and technology to the formation of complex food systems
Making and using new functional materials
Making and using new functional materials

From chameleon polymers to self-healing plastics to bio-inspired materials with adaptive mechanical properties
Polymers with unusual optical properties
Polymers with unusual optical properties

Use conjugated organic-metal hybrid systems and non-covalent interactions to design materials with unusual responses
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