Welcome to the FriMat

The Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, FriMat, hosted by the University of Fribourg, is incorporated as an interdisciplinary research institute into the Faculty of Science and Medicine.

In partnership with Adolph Merkle Institute (AMI) and local industries, the 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 knowledge-based economy.

FriMat stands for interdisciplinary cutting edge research and knowledge pool that offers teams of scientists for problem solutions.


FriMat is represented in the Scientific and Technology Platforms of Fribourg, e. g. the "Réseaux Plasturgie", "Réseaux Nanotechnology", etc.

Focus Area

FriMat will focus on five core nanomaterial areas, namely:


  • Nano(bio)materials : functionalisation & applications
  • Nanotechnology enabled nano opto-electronics and spintronics
  • Nano-structured / textured material applications
  • Advanced materials as coatings for surface treatments
  • Generation and analysis of advanced materials
  • FriMat will function as an interdisciplinary team of researchers in order to tackle with the above mentioned focus areas.