Welcome to the FriMat




Posters prizes winners for the FriMat day 2016: Céline Calvino, Alba Finelli, Preston Sutton


 Welcome to our new member: Prof. Andreas Zumbühl from the department of Chemistry.



The Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, FriMat, hosted by the Fribourg University, is incorporated as an interdisciplinary research institute into the Faculty of Sciences of the University.
In partnership with the Adolphe Merkle Institute and local industries, the new institute FriMat will conduct materials oriented research and development of new advanced functional materials. Such materials are relevant to the sustained economic growth of Switzerland as a knowledge-based economy.
FriMat stands for interdisciplinary cutting edge research and a knowledge pool that offers teams of scientists for problem solutions.
FriMat is represented in the Scientific and Technology Platforms of Fribourg, e. g. the „Réseau Plasturgie“, „Réseau Nanotechnology“, etc.



The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Swiss Working Group for Surface and Interface Science will take place in Fribourg again:

SAOG 2017

The Science of Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanostructures
Friday, January 27th, 2016

Université de Fribourg
Département de Physique
Chemin du Musée 3
CH-1700 Fribourg

The meeting is particularely valuable for PhD students working in the fields of nano-, surface and interface sciences.
This one-day meeting is most likely the best of its kind anywhere.

Invited speakers of SAOG 2017 are:
• Joachim Sauer, Humboldt Universität, Berlin
Structure and reactivity of solid metal oxide surfaces
• Leo Gross, Zurich IBM Research Laboratory
Radical chemistry with an atomic force microscope
• Janos Vörös, ETH Zurich, CH
Advanced surface modification techniques to control the growth of neurons in vitro
• Hans-Peter Steinrück, FAU Erlangen, DIonic liquids and their interfaces