René Lafleur studied Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and completed his BSc program cum laude in 2010. During his MSc in Biomedical Chemistry, he performed an internship at the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, USA) in the laboratory of Professor D.A. Tirrell, studying artificial extracellular matrix proteins for biomaterials. After graduating with honourable mention in 2013, René started his PhD within the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems at the Eindhoven University of Technology, under the supervision of Professor E.W. Meijer. During his PhD, he investigated the dynamic behaviour of supramolecular polymers and copolymers in water and obtained his PhD degree in 2017. After one year of postdoctoral research in Professor E.W. Meijer’s laboratory, working on the structural characterisation of supramolecular (co)polymers and hydrogels derived from these systems, he was awarded an NWO-Rubicon fellowship to join the team of CBNS Deputy Director Professor Frank Caruso at the University of Melbourne. René is currently performing research in the areas of nanotechnology and materials science.