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.


  • 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.                                                         
  • Congratulations to Dr. Beatrice Adelizzi, a former PhD student of the Meijer group, who was awarded a Rubicon grant for her research 'Giving voices to living matter'. She will continue her research as a postdoctoral fellow at École Normale Supérieure in Paris.
  • What do molecular structures and sheet music have in common? Bert Meijer explains this interesting similarity in an interview in New Scientist.
  • The Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry invites you to celebrate the anniversaries of the dedicated editors Craig J. Hawker and E. W. “Bert” Meijer. Feel free to read the anniversary tribute!

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!

Lioba Heidendael, a former MSc student in our group, crossed the border for her industrial internship in Belgium. Read all about her experiences at our friendly neighbours in the T-licht

To give students an insight into the research done in the Meijer group, Marle Vleugels wrote an article in the T-licht, the association magazine of T.S.V. 'Jan Pieter Minckelers'.

How is it to work from home as a PhD student during these quarantine times? Brigitte Lamers shares her experiences in the Cursor. And as it turns out, "it is very nice to write at home, without any distractions".

Bert Meijer was honored with the title Commander of the Order of the Netherlands Lion, an exceptional royal distinction, for his remarkable work in organic chemistry and his pioneering research on supramolecular polymers. Congratulations Bert! (photography by M54 Beeldcreaties)

On October 31st, 2019 Marcin Ślęczkowski has successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry and the Active Role of Solvents in Molecular Assembly". Congratulations Dr. Ślęczkowski!

Bert Meijer spoke as a keynote speaker at Axalta's Distinguished Lecture Series about the balance between covalent and non-covalent synthesis to obtain functional nanomaterials.