Prof. Roser Pleixats received her PhD from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1984, under the supervision of Prof. Marcial Moreno Mañas. After a postdoctoral stay at the Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc (USTL) in Montpellier with Prof. R. J. P. Corriu and E. Colomer, she returned to UAB where she became Associate Professor in 1991 and Full Professor of Organic Chemistry in 2004. She has been assistant coordinator of the degree in Chemistry, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and coordinator of the PhD program in Materials Science. Her current research interests focus on metal nanoparticles and organosilica-based (nano)materials for catalysis and biomedical applications.