Arthur C. Cope Scholar E. W. (Bert) Meijer | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 9 | p. 61 | Awards
Issue Date: February 27, 2012

Arthur C. Cope Scholar: E. W. (Bert) Meijer

Department: ACS News
Keywords: awards, ACS, Cope scholar, organic chemistry, Meijer

Like all Dutch students, E. W. (Bert) ­Meijer had to decide upon a major before he could begin his university studies in the Netherlands. With his natural aptitude for science, Meijer could have easily chosen physics or biology. But he settled upon chemistry, he says, because it was rooted in physical laws but also required one’s imagination.

Imagination, it turns out, has played an important part in Meijer’s career. For his “creative and visionary use . . .

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