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  • 64454 Citaten
1979 …2019
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Persoonlijk profiel

Quote

"My dream is that at one point in time we will understand so much about how molecules work together, that we can make the simplest form of life in a laboratory."

Research profile

 

The research of Bert Meijer focuses on the design, synthesis, characterization and possible applications of supramolecular systems with unprecedented properties and functions. It is founded on the principles of synthetic organic and polymer chemistry and aims at finding solutions to challenges in materials science and life sciences. Throughout his career Bert Meijer has explored and developed functional supramolecular polymers as a new class of materials. Via advanced molecular design and synthesis he has realized systems in which monomeric units self-assemble into long supramolecular polymeric chains, resulting in materials displaying unique dynamic properties that were thought to be exclusively reserved for macromolecules. Current research in the Meijer lab focuses on fundamental studies to understand complex multi-component supramolecular systems including the assembly behavior into supramolecular polymers. These insights are used to explore the potential use of supramolecular polymers as mimics of biological tissue, using a modular approach that allows for easy adjustment of their dynamics to external stimuli. Moreover, supramolecular materials are studied to create new avenues for adaptive soft materials and materials for nanotechnology and energy. 

Academic background

Bert Meijer studied chemistry at the University of Groningen and obtained his master's degree in 1978. In 1982 he earned his PhD degree summa cum laude under supervision of Prof. Hans Wijnberg. In 1982 Meijer started working at the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven and in 1989 he moved to DSM Research in Geleen. In 1991 he was installed as full professor of Organic Chemistry at the department for Chemical Engineering and Chemistry of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 1999 his chair was also established at the department for Biomedical Engineering. Since 2004 Bert Meijer is a distinguished university professor of Molecular Sciences at TU/e. He founded the TU/e Institute for Complex Molecular Systems in 2008 and is now a co-director. Meijer is adjunct professor of Macromolecular Chemistry at Radboud University Nijmegen since 1994 and distinguished visiting professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara since 2008. In 2014 Bert Meijer was inducted as Academy Professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Since 2018 he is also an external member of the scientific staff of the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany.

Affiliated with

  • Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (co-director)
  • Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
  • Research Centre for Complex Molecular Systems

 Partners in (semi-)industry

  • Suprapolix and Xeltis
  • SyMO-Chem
  • Industrial partners of the Industrial Consortium of the ICMS

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Onderzoeksoutput 1979 2019

1148 Citaties (Scopus)

Encapsulation of guest molecules into a dendritic box

Jansen, J. F. G. A., Berg, van den, E. M. M. & Meijer, E. W., 1994, In : Science. 266, 5188, blz. 1226-1229

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Open Access
Bestand
Dendrimers
Encapsulation
Containers
Molecules
Amines
1610 Citaties (Scopus)

Reversible polymers from self-complementary monomers, using quadruple hydrogen bonding

Sijbesma, R. P., Beijer, F. H., Brunsveld, L., Folmer, B. J. B., Hirschberg, J. H. K. K., Lange, R. F. M., Lowe, J. K. L. & Meijer, E. W., 1997, In : Science. 278, 5343, blz. 1601-1604

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Open Access
Bestand
Hydrogen bonds
Polymers
Monomers
Binding Sites
Gelation
591 Citaties (Scopus)

Probing the solvent-assisted nucleation pathway in chemical self-assembly

Jonkheijm, P., Schoot, van der, P. P. A. M., Schenning, A. P. H. J. & Meijer, E. W., 2006, In : Science. 313, 5783, blz. 80-83 4 blz.

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Self assembly
Nucleation
Molecules
Nanostructures
Gels
1760 Citaties (Scopus)

Functional supramolecular polymers

Aida, T., Meijer, E. W. & Stupp, S. I., 2012, In : Science. 335, 6070, blz. 813-817 5 blz.

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Polymers
Elastomers
Molecular interactions
Self assembly
Recycling
388 Citaties (Scopus)

Pathway complexity in supramolecular polymerization

Korevaar, P. A., George, S. J., Markvoort, A. J., Smulders, M. M. J., Hilbers, P. A. J., Schenning, A. P. H. J., Greef, de, T. F. A. & Meijer, E. W., 2012, In : Nature. 481, 7382, blz. 492-496

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Polymerization
Self assembly
Kinetics
Polymers
Agglomeration

Prijzen

Academy Professor: Prof. dr. Bert Meijer

Bert Meijer (Ontvanger), 2014

Prijs: KNAWAcademy professorWetenschappelijk

Art
Netherlands
Research Personnel
Research

AKZONobel science award of the Royal Dutch Society of Science

Bert Meijer (Ontvanger), 19 jul 2010

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdWetenschappelijk

China
Juries
Haarlem
Polymers
Eindhoven

Chirality Medal 2018

Bert Meijer (Ontvanger), 2018

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdWetenschappelijk

Chirality
Molecules
Supramolecular chemistry
Gold
Geometry

Commercial feasibility of supramolecular polymers in life sciences and medical technology

Bert Meijer (Ontvanger), 2011

Prijs: ERCProof of conceptWetenschappelijk

Biomaterials
Polymers
Tissue
Dialysis
Shape memory effect

Elected AAAS Fellow on Chemistry Section

Bert Meijer (Ontvanger), 13 feb 2016

Prijs: AndersFellowships & membershipsWetenschappelijk

chemistry
science

Activiteiten 1992 2012

  • 11 Redactioneel werk
  • 4 Aangemelde presentatie
  • 2 Lidmaatschap van bestuur
  • 2 Lidmaatschap van commissie

The Chemical Record Lecture 2012

E.W. (Bert) Meijer (Spreker)
27 mrt 2012

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk

Musgrave Lecture University of Durham 2010

E.W. (Bert) Meijer (Spreker)
18 jun 2010

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk

Journal of the American Chemical Society (Tijdschrift)

E.W. (Bert) Meijer (Lid redactieraad)
20102016

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

Chemical Science (Tijdschrift)

E.W. (Bert) Meijer (Lid redactieraad)
20102015

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

DSM (Externe organisatie)

E.W. (Bert) Meijer (Lid)
20062012

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van bestuurWetenschappelijk

Cursussen

Advances in Molecular Chemistry

1/09/18 → …

Cursus

Bio-organische chemie

1/09/13 → …

Cursus

Graduation Project MSMC

1/09/15 → …

Cursus

Macro-organische chemie

1/09/13 → …

Cursus

Project Organische chemie

1/09/15 → …

Cursus

Pers/media

Kruisbestuiving wetenschap en muziek

Bert Meijer

25/06/15

1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: PR activiteiten

Bert Meijer appointed as Academy Professor by KNAW

Bert Meijer

29/04/14

1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Scriptie

(Photoactive) metathesis polymers

Auteur: Maas, J., 31 aug 1996

Begeleider: Meijer, E. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Sijbesma, R. (Begeleider)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

1,4,7-triazacyclononane functionalized BTA: a supramolecular polymer for cooperative catalysis

Auteur: Robeerst, C., 26 jun 2019

Begeleider: Mabesoone, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Su, L. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Meijer, B. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Palmans, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Schenning, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Activity of antifreeze proteins: the possible role of a monomer-dimer equilibrium

Auteur: van Schijndel, L., 31 aug 2014

Begeleider: Meijer, E. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Milroy, L. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Voets, I. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Olijve, L. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

A microfluidic toolbox for supramolecular chemistry and chemical biology

Auteur: Rosier, B., 31 okt 2014

Begeleider: de Greef, T. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Meijer, E. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

A modular approach to bioactive scaffolds using supramolecular polymers

Auteur: Hermans, T., 28 feb 2006

Begeleider: Dankers, P. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Meijer, E. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Bastiaansen, C. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Sommerdijk, N. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master