Thomas Hermans

Born in Turnhout (Belgium) in 1982

Research Experience

2019-now: Full professor in Chemistry at University of Strasbourg (France).

2013-2019: Director “Laboratoire des systèmes complexes hors équilibre” (Laboratory of non-equilibrium complex systems) / Assistant Professor, Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) at University of Strasbourg (France).

2010–2013: Postdoctoral researcher funded by the Human Frontier Science Program, group of  Prof. Dr. Bartosz A. Grzybowski at Northwestern University (USA)

2008–2010: Institute of Complex Molecular Systems (Netherlands,

2005: Internship  at the IBM Almaden research center, working with James Hedrick, San Jose, California (USA).

2004–2005: Master thesis at the laboratory of Prof. Dr. E.W. Meijer: A modular approach to bioactive materials using supramolecular polymers. (Netherlands)

2002–2004: Junior Researcher at the Spinoza Institute of the Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)


2015: HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) degree at University of Strasbourg. Guarantor: Prof. Paolo Samori.

2006–2010: PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the group of Prof. Dr. E. W. Meijer at the Eindhoven University of Technology: Multi-step non-covalent pathways to supramolecular systems. Working on meta-stable dendrimer-based patchy particles, supramolecular hydrogels, multivalent guest–host interactions and how microfluidics can be used to study and control these systems.

2003–2006: Master in Chemical Engineering & Chemistry (Molecular Engineering) at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Received the certificate “Technical Management” from the faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences.

2000–2003: Bachelor in Chemical Engineering & Chemistry at the Eindhoven University of Technology