Romen Carrillo received his PhD in chemistry (2007) in Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, in supramolecular chemistry, under the supervision of Víctor S. Martín and Tomás Martín. He spent some time in Professor Colin Nuckolls’ group at Columbia University, New York (USA), working on conductive polymers and self-assembled aromatic columns. Later he moved to the University of Edinburgh (UK) where he worked in Professor David Leigh’s group mainly making synthetic analogues of the linear molecular motor actin. In 2011 he was hired as Torres Quevedo Researcher. He was made Ramon y Cajal Fellow 2016 and in 2017 he got a permanent position as tenured scientist at the Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología (IPNA-CSIC). During all this time he has published a decent amount of papers in high quality journals and he has got funding for his research lines from public and private national institutions and from the European Commission. His current research interests range from greener synthetic methodologies to supramolecular functional systems and novel approaches to medicinal chemistry.