AMI continuously establishes and strengthens its ties to the national and international research community through partnerships with other universities. An overview of current or recent partners is given below.

European Universities

  • Fraunhofer Institut für Werkstoffmechanik, Halle (Germany)
  • Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangan-Nürnberg (Germany)
  • Göteborgs Universitet (Sweden)
  • Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf (Germany)
  • Helmholtz Center, Munich (Germany)
  • Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble (France)
  • Laboratoire des Colloïdes, Verres et Nanomatériaux, Montpellier (France)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Walter-Brendel Center of Experimental Medicine (Germany)
  • Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
  • National Technical University of Athens (Greece)
  • Osnabrück Universität (Germany)
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
  • Università degli Studi di Rome La Sapienza (Italy)
  • Università degli Studi di Trieste (Italy)
  • Universiteit Utrecht (The Netherlands)
  • University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • University of Lund (Sweden)
  • University of Manchester (UK)

Swiss Universities

  • Centre Suisse d'Electronique et Microtechnique SA, CSEM Alpnach & Neuchâtel
  • Bern University of Applied Sciences, BFH
  • Ecole d’Ingénieurs et d'Architectes Fribourg, EIA-FR 
  • Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI Villigen
  • Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials and Technology, EMPA St Gallen & Dübendorf
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETHZ
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, EAWAG Dübendorf         
  • University of Bern
  • University of Geneva

Other Universities

  • Bowling Green State University, Ohio (USA)
  • Brandeis University, Waltham (USA)
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (USA)
  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Jiao Tong University Shanghai, State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites (China)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette (USA)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, New York (USA)

Fribourg Centre for Nanomaterials (FriMat)

AMI evolved from the Faculty of Science of the University of Fribourg in 2008, building on the Faculty's strong background in materials science. The synergies with the faculty are still cultivated via the Fribourg Centre for Nanomaterials (FriMat). This center reunites independent research groups from the departments of physics, chemistry, geosciences, medicine, and AMI, which are active in the field of nano- and materials science.

Parallel to the development of AMI, the Faculty of Science also strengthened its position through the appointment of new professors in the departments of chemistry and physics. Subsequently, FriMat experienced considerable growth and now has 14 members throughout the Faculty and AMI and continues to play an important role in establishing a center of excellence for nanomaterials in Fribourg.

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