Michael Schnürch received his PhD in 2005 from TU Wien (supervisor Prof. Peter Stanetty). During his PhD-studies, he was on a 4 month sabbatical in the group of Prof. Victor Snieckus at Queens University (Kingston, Ontario). He was then post doc with Prof. Dalibor Sames at Columbia University as Erwin Schrödinger fellow. Then, he became Assistant Professor at TU Wien and completed his habilitation in 2013. Subsequently, he was promoted to Associate Professor for Organometallic Chemistry in 2016, a position he still holds. Additionally, he is currently the Chair of the COST Action CHAOS (C–H Activation in Organic Synthesis).