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.


NCCR alum awarded best thesis prize

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials alum Omar Rifaie Graham (Adolphe Merkle Institute) has been awarded the University of Fribourg's prize for best experimental thesis.

All news

New virucide to destroy infectious particles

New antiviral materials made from sugar have been developed by NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers and colleagues at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Manchester,…

All news

Award goes to NCCR team to promote professional role confidence

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Principal Investigators Professors Alke Fink and Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, along with Outreach manager Dr. Sofia Martin Caba, are one of two recipients of the inaugural 2019…

All news