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.


Prof. Bert Meijer becomes the first professor in the Eindhoven Institute of Technology and very few in the Netherlands to supervise over 100 PhD graduates, here is a recent video featuring Prof. Jan van Hest(4th PhD from the group) & Laura Rijns(101th PhD) published by TU e to reflect on Bert's journey & his goal to empower young scientists

On December 7th, 2023 Joost van der Tol successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis titled “Supramolecular Polymeric Materials: The interplay between macromolecules & supramolecular polymers”. Many congratulations to Dr. Van der Tol!

Beginning of this month, members of Meijer-Vantomme Lab celebrated the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition and enjoyed various traditional snacks. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Beginning of November, we visited Limburg as part of our annual group retreat, which included a company visit to Brightlands Chemelot Campus, a nice talk by “hamburger professor” Dr. Mark Post (Mosa Meat), a mini-symposium and some fun activities

Many Congratulations to our group member Dr. Giulia Lavarda on receiving one of the prestigious 2023 Margarita Salas Research Awards in Fundamental Sciences

On September 14th 2023 Marle Vleugels succesfully defended her PhD thesis titled “Bioactive supramolecular assemblies”. Many congratulations to Dr. Vleugels! This defense was a special one because it was Bert Meijer’s 100th PhD student, so also congratulations to Bert!

Our congratulations go to Professor Craig Hawker of the University of California Santa Barbara, who has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Eindhoven University of Technology for his outstanding work in polymer chemistry.

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

Several of our (former) group members attented the Gordon Research Conference in Switzerland on "Structure and Motion Across Length Scales", which was very inspiring.

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.