Miriam Unterlass studied chemistry, materials science and chemical engineering in Würzburg, Southampton and Lyon, and obtained her PhD in 2011 (MPI of Colloids and Interfaces). After a post-doc at the ESPCI in Paris she joined TU Wien as research group leader in December 2012. In 2018 Miriam obtained her habilitation in materials chemistry. The research interests of Miriam Unterlass are centered on compounds that are rich in aromatic and heterocyclic moieties for applications in materials and biology. A major focus lies on the development of novel, environmentally friendly, non-toxic and highly efficient synthetic techniques towards such compounds.