Our research is focused on the design, synthesis, characterization and possible applications of new supramolecular systems with unconventional properties and functions. By combining principles of synthetic and physical organic chemistry with challenges in materials and life sciences, we study the self-assembly and self-organization of molecular architectures into functional supramolecular systems.

On February 27 & 28 we had the Meijerlab Reunion, to celebrate Bert's birthday and to look back on 30 years of research of the group in Eindhoven. The scientific program with an overview of all speakers can be found here.


  • Stef Jansen has been nominated for the KNCV Golden Master Award. Congratulations to Stef with the nomination and good luck at the award ceremony in October during the KNCV Evening of Chemistry.
  •  Congratulations to Dr. Mathijs Mabesoone, a former PhD student of the Meijer group, and Dr. Giulia Lavarda, a future member of the Meijer group, for being awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships grant. We are looking forward to their scientific work.
  • "In situ with Bert Meijer", an interview with Bert in Chemistry World about the rewards of working with young people and the role of chemistry in fighting Covid-19.
  • A tribute to van 't Hoff: a prediction dating from 1894 about chiral molecules confirmed by Eindhoven scientists Marcin Ślęczkowski and Mathijs Mabesoone published in Nature Chemistry. Read more about it at Nemo Kennislink and C2W!
  • The Journal of American Chemical Society announced that Bert Meijer will join the editorial team as an associate editor. Congratulations to Bert, the first Dutch associate editor of this prestigious journal!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Tobias Schnitzer for being awarded both ETH medal for outstanding doctoral thesis and Nachwuchspreis 2020 of the Max-Bergmann Kreis for his PhD thesis "Proline-rich Peptides – From Catalysts to Metal Organic Frameworks".
  • On the occasion of his royal distinction, an interview with Bert Meijer in the Cursor about his love for molecules and his career at TU/e.    Een interview met Bert Meijer in de Cursor over zijn liefde voor moleculen en zijn carrière bij de TU/e, ter ere van zijn koninklijke onderscheiding.                                                         

A combination of theory and experiments: Elisabeth Weyandt and Ivo Filot did some fine 'spot the differences' on a molecular level. Read more about this work in Chemistry or at the C2W.

Eindhoven researchers found that thin plastics can also synchronize their swing, similar to what Christiaan Huygens observed in the 17th century. Read more about this interesting phenomenon in Nature Materials, or at the Cursor or NEMO kennislink for a shorter read.

On the 14th of January we had the first Meijer/Aida joint group seminar with the group of professor Aida from The University of Tokyo. Topics ranged from Molecular Assembly to Supramolecular Polymerization and Materials Science.

Plastic, fantastic? Bert Meijer gives a lecture about our future world with(out) plastics at Universiteit van Nederland.

How are the homeworkers doing now, 8 months after the first appeal to work from home? Brigitte Lamers looks back on her experiences in the Cursor.

Research from the Meijer group made it to the front cover of JACS! The manuscript "Supramolecular Double Helices from Small C3 Symmetrical Molecules Aggregated in Water" is also the 125th publication of Bert Meijer in this journal.

The Meijer group compliments Jesús Mosquera, a former group member, on being awarded with with the Ramon y Cajal fellowship. We wish him all the best for his career in Spain!

Olga Goor, a former PhD student in our group, now works at Chemelot where she has been working on a "pilot plant for everyone". You can read more about it in C2W. (photography by Patrick Marx)

On June 26th, 2020 Mathijs Mabesoone has successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Competitive Solvent Interactions in Supramolecular Polymerizations". Congratulations Dr. Mabesoone!