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.


  • 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!


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.

Bert Meijer presented the 2019 Saul Winstein Lecture at UCLA about non-covalent synthesis of supramolecular systems and materials.

Bert Meijer has been awarded with an honorary doctorate for his work in the field of supramolecular polymer science by The Freie Universität Berlin.

Congratulations to Elisabeth Weyandt, who received the poster prize at the 14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry.

How great would it be if a phone screen could repair itself? Ghislaine Vantomme explains her research at eye-openers, an online stage for scientists where they tell about their research and what inspires them.

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 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!

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]

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

Meijerlab present at the Molecular Machines Nobel Prize Conference 2017

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