Contact | Home 
  1. History
  2. Participating chairs
  3. Organisation EPL
  4. Education in EPL
  1. EPL faculty
  2. Research description
  3. Research output
  4. Base figures of EPL


Eindhoven Polymer Laboratories
Prof.dr.ir. H.E.H. Meijer
PO Box 513
WH 4.140
5600 MB Eindhoven

Email: info@epl.nu
Tel: +31402472851
Fax: +31402447355

Eindhoven University
of Technology



Prof.dr.ir. H.E.H. Meijer
Prof.dr.ir. R.A.J. Janssen
Prof.dr. C.E. Koning
G.N.M.J. Verschuren

Dr.ir. P.P.A.M. v.d. Schoot
Prof.dr. A.M. van Herk
Prof.dr. R.P. Sijbesma
Dr.ir. M.H.P. van Genderen
Dr.ir. G.W.M. Peters

Prof.dr. E.W. Meijer
Prof.dr.ir. H.E.H. Meijer
Prof.dr.ir. R.A.J. Janssen
Prof.dr.ir. F.P.T. Baaijens


Research description

Polymers are, compared to alternative materials with which we shape the world, mainly characterized by their low density, ease of processing and shaping, possibilities of functional integration and an almost unlimited flexibility in molecular design. Moreover they are in most cases relatively cheap. These characteristics determine not only the societal needs for improved polymer systems in a multitude of application areas like protection, isolation, transportation, communication, illumination, packaging, housing, furniture, clothing etc. but also set the controlling scientific questions to be answered within this research area.

The choices made in Eindhoven to focus polymer research are:

  • macromolecular synthesis and design using supramolecular chemistry,
  • design of structures and advanced structure characterization,
  • modelling of structure development and the relation structure-properties.