Ruben Martin was born in Barcelona in 1976. He received his PhD in 2003 at the Universitat de Barcelona with Prof. Antoni Riera. In January 2004 he moved to the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung as a Humboldt postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Alois Fürstner and in May 2005 he undertook further postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald. In September 2008 he joined the ICIQ as a group leader. His current research interests concern the discovery and development of synthetically useful organometallic protocols. Ruben Martin was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2013 and to ICREA Research Professor in October 2013. During his time at ICIQ he has received the 2010 RSEQ Young Investigator Award, the 2011 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, the Eli Lilly Young Research Investigator Award 2011 and the 2015 RSEQ Excellent Research Award. In 2011, he received the ERC Starting Grant awarded by the European Research Council. This year he received the 2017 Marcial Moreno Award, the 2017 OMCOS Award and the 2017 Liebig Award.