24 Jan 2024
13:30 – 17:30 Adolphe Merkle Institute, c/o University of Fribourg, Chemin des Verdiers 4, 1700 Fribourg

AMI Industry Day 2024

Adolphe Merkle Institute

The Adolphe Merkle Institute will host an Industry Day on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. The event will focus on:

  • Creating industrial collaborations with the AMI and the University of Fribourg;
  • Showcasing our AMI professors’ projects, skills, and interests, and;
  • Presenting PhD student and postdoc projects, to assist local employment.

The half-day event will begin with a short introduction, followed by presentations from the AMI professors, and three-minute project talks from students and postdocs. After the presentations, there will be a structured networking and brainstorming session to discuss collaboration ideas with the AMI professors and their teams, discuss current innovation projects from the University of Fribourg, and meet students interested in employment.


13:30 Welcome: Prof. Ullrich Steiner, Director Adolphe Merkle Institute
13:40 Introduction: Prof. Katharina Fromm, Rector of the University of Fribourg
13:50 Prof. Christoph Weder (Polymer Chemistry and Materials)
14:00 Prof. Barbara Rothen and Prof. Alke Fink (BioNanoMaterials) 
The Swiss NanoAnalytic platform – High-quality service for the industry to analyze nanomaterials in products
14:10 Prof. Jessica Clough (Mechanoresponsive Materials)
14:20 Prof. Michael Mayer (Biophysics)
Soft Implantable Batteries and Detecting Single Molecules
14:30 Prof. Jovana Milic (Smart Energy Materials)
14:40 Prof. Ullrich Steiner (Soft Matter Physics)
Structural Color in Nature: Alternatives to Dyes and Pigments
14:50 Q&A
15:00 Break
15:10 PhD Student and postdoctoral AMI projects in 3-minute presentations
16:00 Networking / Brainstorming / Apéro
17:30 End


Adolphe Merkle Institute, c/o University of Fribourg
Chemin des Verdiers 4, 1700 Fribourg, Schweiz

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