Belén Martín-Matute obtained her Ph.D. at the Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain. She then joined the group of Prof. J.-E. Bäckvall at Stockholm University (SU) for postdoctoral studies. She was appointed Assistant Professor at SU in 2008, and full Professor in 2014. Her research interests include the development of efficient and selective homogeneous and heterogeneous transition-metal-catalyzed reactions for the construction of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds, and the synthesis of functionalized metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for catalytic applications. She received the Young Investigator Award from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry in 2007 and the Lindbomska Award from the Swedish Academy of Sciences in 2013.