Prof.dr. Bert (E.W.) Meijer
Eindhoven University of Technology
Molecular Science & Techology
PO Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
Email: e.w.meijer@ tue.nl
The research area of Macro-Organic Chemistry is subdivided into four research lines:
The exciting field of Macro-Organic Chemistry closes the gap that exists between organic chemistry on the one hand and macromolecular chemistry and materials on the other hand. The name macro-organic chemistry is used to express the organic approach to study (bio)macromolecules and/or macroscopic systems. By using the perfection in structure and reactions, so common to the organic chemist, in the field of (bio)macromolecular and/or macroscopic systems, we are aiming at finding the ultimate properties of (bio)materials. Nature already explores the unique features of well-defined architectures to achieve the appropriate functions and structures. Therefore, protein engineering and modern aspects of chemical biology are topics recently added to our research. Supramolecular chemistry — the chemistry beyond the covalent bond — and chirality are two of the main topics under investigation. Next to the wish to develop new systems, materials and concepts in supramolecular chemistry, the group aims at the full understanding of the mechanisms underlying the formation of complex molecular systems.