prof.dr. E.W. (Bert) Meijer - Expertise
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB EINDHOVEN
- D13200 - Macromolecular chemistry, polymer chemistry
- D13300 - Organic chemistry
- D21300 - Biochemistry
- E16000 - Nanotechnology
- D13600 - Catalysis
- Physical organic chemistry
Professor E.W. Meijer was born in Groningen, the Netherlands, in 1955. He studied at the University of Groningen, where he received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry in 1978. He obtained his PhD degree cum laude from the same university in 1982. Bert Meijer has performed his PhD research in the field of organic chemistry with a study on chemiluminescence of 1,2-dioxetanes under the supervision of professor H. Wynberg. In the period 1982 - 1989 he was active as research chemist in the field of functional organic materials, including conducting polymers, at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven. From 1989 till 1992 he was appointed as head of the department “New Materials” at DSM Research in Geleen, the Netherlands. From 1991 he is full professor in Organic Chemistry at the Eindhoven University of Technology and from 1995 he is also adjunct professor in Macromolecular Chemistry at the Nijmegen University. Bert Meijer was a visiting professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium (1995), the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1998) and the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (2003).
Bert Meijer’s main research interests are the design, synthesis, characterization, and possible applications of supramolecular architectures, with special emphasis on chirality, dendrimers, π-conjugated oligomers and polymers, and hydrogen bonding architectures, and their use in functional materials and biomedical applications.
Awards and professional memberships
Bert Meijer’s contributions to science are recognized with the Golden Medal of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society in 1993, the Arthur K. Doolittle award of the American Chemical Society in 1995 and the Silver Medal of the MacroGroup UK of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2000. In 2001, he was awarded with the prestigious SPINOZA-Award of the Dutch Science Foundation NWO. Bert Meijer is member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (since 1997) and in 2003 he was elected as member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Art and Sciences. From 2004, he is University Professor of Molecular Sciences at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Bert Meijer is member of many editorial advisory boards, including Chemical Communications and Angewandte Chemie. Since 2005 he is Editor of Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry.