Building on the background in materials science, AMI was evolving from the Faculty of Science of the University of Fribourg in 2008. The synergies with the faculty are still cultivated via the Fribourg Centre for Nanomaterials (FriMat). This center reunites independent research groups from the departments of physics, chemistry, geosciences and AMI, which are active in the field of nano and materials science. Parallel to the development of the AMI, the Faculty of Science also strengthened its position through the appointment of new professors in the departments of chemistry and physics. Subsequently, FriMat experienced considerable growth and now has 9 members throughout the Faculty and AMI and continues to play an important role in establishing a center of excellence for nanomaterials in Fribourg.
Group picture of FriMat Members at the FriMat-Day, July 7th 2010