Professor E. W. (Bert) Meijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, will give The Chemical Record Lecture (TCR Lecture). This prestigious lectureship began in 2002 shortly after the start of the journal The Chemical Record and was established with a view to fostering international and interdisciplinary exchange. Meijer was chosen for the lectureship due to his outstanding record in the interdisciplinary fields of supramolecular chemistry, polymers, and functional materials. His talk is titled Noncovalent Synthesis of Complex Supramolecular Systems.
The lecture was initially planned for the 91st Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan, which was cancelled last year due to the East Japan Earthquake. It will now be given at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan on March 27.
Bert Meijer studied chemistry at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and gained his Ph.D. from there in 1982. From 1982–1989, he was a research chemist at Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, working in the field of functional organic materials and conducting polymers. In 1989, he was appointed as head of the department New Materials at DSM Research, Geleen, The Netherlands. In 1992, Meijer joined the faculty of the Eindhoven University of Technology where he is currently Distinguished University Professor in the Molecular Sciences and Professor of Organic Chemistry. Meijer is chairman of the External Scientific Board of Royal DSM and a member of many editorial advisory boards, including Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, Angewandte Chemie, and The Chemical Record.
Meijer's research interests include the design, synthesis, characterization, and possible applications of supramolecular architectures, with special emphasis on chirality, dendrimers, π-conjugated oligomers and polymers, hydrogen bonding architectures, and their use in functional materials and biomedical applications.
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