Marcel Swart obtained his PhD degree at Univ. Groningen under the guidance of Prof. Herman Berendsen, Prof. Gerard Canters and Prof. Jaap Snijders. After postdoctoral stays in Amsterdam, he was appointed ICREA Júnior researcher and in 2009 ICREA Research Professor at the Univ. Girona. He was elected Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe (2014-19), Director of the IQCC institute (2015-23), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2015), and member of Academia Europaea (2019). He is Founding Member and Vice-President of the QBIC Society, and of the RSEQ-GEQC specialized group on computational chemistry. He organized the Girona Seminars on Predictive Catalysis (2016, 2018), edited the first textbook on "Spin states in Biochemistry and Inorganic Chemistry" (Wiley), and was Chair of COST Action CM1305 (2014-2018). He participates in evaluation committees (FWO, LaCaixa), is member of editorial board member for 4 scientific journals, and is Editor for Inorg. Chim. Acta.