NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials

The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Bio-Inspired Materials is based at the University of Fribourg. This interdisciplinary center is an internationally recognized hub for paradigm-shifting research, innovation, and education in the domain of “smart” materials whose function and design are inspired by nature.


New antimicrobial coatings for bacteria-free surfaces

Preventing the transmission of microbial infections is a global challenge. A research team led by NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at the University of Fribourg has developed an antimicrobial coating…

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NCCR PI new University of Fribourg rector

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Principal Investigator Prof. Katharina Fromm has been elected as the University of Fribourg's next Rector. Fromm, who is a professor in the Department of Chemistry, will take…

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New ink generates tough composite

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at EPFL have developed a 3D-printable ink containing calcium carbonate-producing bacteria. The resulting mineralized bio-composite is unprecedentedly strong, light,…

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