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 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.


  • Dr. Shikha Dhiman has been appointed as a fellow at ICMS. Congratulations to Shikha!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Shikha Dhiman, for being awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships grant from EuroTechPostdoc2!
  • 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 new 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!

Beginning of September we visited Friesland for our group retreat, which included a very interesting 'bird talk' from professor Theunis Piersma. 

The first 'live' meeting again with the whole group at the Academisch Genootschap -  a mini symposium to share the status and challenges of our work. 

On June 23rd 2021, Brigitte Lamers has successfully defended her PhD thesis titled "Nanostructured Siloxane-Based Materials". Congratulations Dr. Lamers!

A special issue of Journal of Polymer Science on polymer science and technology at ICMS. This issue includes work from our group on discrete oligodimethylsiloxanes in bulk and supramolecular polymers in solution.

On June 21st 2021, Andreas Rösch has successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Supramolecular charge transfer systems". Congratulations Dr. Rösch!

On the occasion of 65 years TU/e with the theme "Heroes like you", Marle Vleugels was interviewed as part of "the Heroes of the Month: the doctoral candidates"Photography by Bart van Overbeeke.

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.