Gadi Rothenberg was born in Jerusalem in 1967, and immediately (well, twenty-six years later) was awarded a BSc in Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He then studied Applied Chemistry, obtaining a PhD summa cum laude in 1999. After two years as a Marie Curie fellow at The University of York, he moved to Amsterdam, where he is now professor and chair of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry. Gadi teaches courses on catalysis, thermodynamics, and scientific writing. He has published 118 papers in peer-reviewed journals and discovered two new catalysts, for which he received the Marie Curie Excellence Award in 2004 and the Paul Rylander Award in 2006. He has also co-founded the companies Sorbisense and Yellow Diesel, as well as the Write it Right project.