A new approach for plastic recycling?
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at EPFL have come up with a novel method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins.
Watching polymers heal
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute have developed a method to monitor the healing process of polymers and discovered that a much thicker interphase is required for…
Narrowing the gap between natural and synthetic materials
Skin and cartilage are both strong and flexible - properties that are hard to replicate in artificial materials. But a new fabrication process, developed by NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials scientists at EPFL,…
Recycling project earns ERC grant
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Principal Investigator, Professor Francesco Stellacci (EPFL), has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant by the European Research Council to investigate nature-inspired…
Major fellowships for NCCR scientists
Two NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials post-doctoral researchers have been awarded prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships. Philip Scholten and Samet Kocabey will investigate degradable plastics and cancer…
Best thesis prize goes to NCCR graduate
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials graduate Dr. Céline Calvino has been awarded the 2019 Chorafas Prize for the best doctoral thesis in natural sciences at the University of Fribourg, which focused on the development…
Polymers to give early warning signs
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), and colleagues at Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a method to tailor the properties of stress-indicating molecules…
NCCR and US researchers partner to develop bio-inspired projects
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers, along with colleagues from the United States, have been awarded two grants from the US and Swiss National Science Foundations that will allow them develop functional…