Egbert (Bert) Willem Meijer is Professor and Head of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology. He held a number of professorships at Eindhoven University of Technology, Radboud University Nijmegen and University of California, as well as a role at Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven as research scientist in Molecular Materials. Meijer attended 27 visiting professorships and named lectureships, including Distinguished Lecturer at Cornell University, and The Chemical Record Lecturer of the Chemical Society of Japan, Tokyo. He has received ten notable awards, including the 2017 Nagoya Gold Medal, Japan’s highest award for chemistry scientists and the 2010 AKZONobel science award of the Royal Dutch Society of Science, which is presented in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions in the fields of chemistry and materials sciences. Furthermore, Meijer is a member of a number of international advisory and editorial boards, including Advanced Materials and the Journal of the American Chemical Society.