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.


  • The Meijer group welcomes Marle Vleugels and Hirotoshi Sakaino as their newest members!
  • RenĂ© Lafleur has been awarded an HFSP Cross-disciplinary fellowship.
  • The Meijer lab is proud to present to you a new perspective on noncovalent chemistry! Please enjoy our article about the construction of supramolecular systems that has been published in Science Magazine!
  • The AD has published an interview with Bert Meijer about his passion for molecules and supramolecular systems.

The Meijer group compliments Ghislaine Vantomme on her appointment as assistant professor. We wish her the best for fostering her headway and are excited to see the future of responsive materials, soft robotics and non-covalent chemistry!

How does a news reporter perceive a basic course in chemistry given by Bert Meijer? Read more about the topic in the recent article from the Cursor newspaper! (photography by Bart van Overbeeke)

The Meijer group and the chemistry and chemical engineering faculty congratulate Anja Palmans on becoming a full professor in Supramolecular Chemistry and Catalysis.

Bert Meijer appointed as honorary member of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV)

Meijerlab members publish in Nature

Bert Meijer received the Humboldt Research Award from Professor Pape - President of the Alexander van Humboldt Foundation

Bert Meijer receives the 2017 Nagoya Gold Medal in Organic Chemistry from Professor Ryoji Noyori. [1] [2]

Meijerlab present at the Molecular Machines Nobel Prize Conference 2017

Repeated Miller-Urey experiment in Nemo revealed building blocks of life [1] [2]

Marle Vleugels and Martin van Son revealed amino acids present in the repeated Urey-Miller experiment during the FMS annual meeting