MSc (with honors) and PhD (Cum Laude) from the University of Utrecht (Netherlands). In 2002 he moved to Spain as a NWO TALENT fellow with Javier de Mendoza, followed by another postdoc appointment at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) working with Joost Reek. He also held various scientific positions in the industry working as a project leader (Avantium) and senior research scientist (Hexion). In 2006, he returned to Spain as an ICREA Researcher and ICIQ Group Leader, and was promoted to ICREA Research Professor in 2011. He is member of the advisory board of Current Organic Chemistry (2014-), ChemSusChem (2016-), Journal of CO2 Utilization (2017-), and Molecules (2017-). Guest editor for Catal. Sci. & Technol. (2014), ChemSusChem (2016) and ASC (2018); chairman of the Carbon Dioxide Conversion Catalysis conference in Albufeira (Portugal) in 2016 & 2020, chair of the EUGSC-4 conference in 2019. Total citations >8400 and current h-index of around 51.