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 July 21st, three of our group members visited the University of Tokyo, where they had a seminar with the groups of prof. Aida and prof. Itoh. Great to see these international visits happening again!

Perhaps a bit counterintuitive, but by dilution of a supramolecular system a hydrogel can be obtained! Read more about these intriguing in our latest publication in Science Magazine, or some background at the TU/e website.

The Chiral Materials Team, consisting, amongst others, of Bert Meijer and our previous group members Chidambar Kulkarni and Mathijs Mabesoone, received the Stephanie L Kwolek Award. Congratulations to all!

On May 21st, Bert Meijer received the Van 't Hoff Medal for his outstanding and groundbreaking work in chemistry. Congratulations to Bert for this wonderful achievement!

On May 12th, Ghislaine Vantomme was nominated for the Groundbreaking Research Award during the TU/e Research DayPhotography by Bart van Overbeeke.

A special issue of Materials Horizons in honour of Seth Marder, including our publication "Tuning the donor–acceptor interactions in phase-segregated block molecules".

Behind the paper: a blog post by Elisabeth Weyandt about our recent publication on dilution-induced supramolecular polymerization of porphyrins.

On December 2nd we celebrated Dutch Sinterklaas with presents and pepernoten, Sinterklaas even visited our group!

On November 30th 2021, Sandra Schoenmakers has successfully defended her PhD thesis titled "Supramolecular Polymers under the Magnifying Glass". Congratulations Dr. Schoenmakers!

On February 27 & 28 2019 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.