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.

CONFERENCE

Bio-inspired materials in the heart of the Alps

Registration for the Bioinspired Materials 2022 conference has opened. Sign up and join us in the center of Switzerland!

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FISHY

Stretchy composites shine a new light

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at Zurich's Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) have developed rubbery composites that mimic the color changes of the neon tetra fish.

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OUTREACH

New book promises fun science for kids

A new collection of fun science experiments for primary-school children has been published by the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials in collaboration with partners from the Universities of Fribourg and Geneva,…

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