Professor Gasteiger (born 1964) received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1993, studying the electrocatalysis of methanol oxidation. After 9 years of academic research on electrocatalysis and heterogeneous gas-phase catalysis at UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and at Ulm University, he spent 10 years working in industry. From 1998 to 2007, Professor Gasteiger was leading the fuel cell stack materials development for GM/Opel’s H2powered fuel cell vehicles (Rochester, NY, USA). In 2007 he joined Acta S.p.A. (Italy) as Director of Catalyst Technology, developing catalysts and electrodes for alkaline (membrane) fuel cells and electrolyzers. In January 2009 he took an assignment as Visiting Professor at MIT, working on lithium-air batteries. At TUM he is working as Full Professor in Technical Electrochemistry in the areas of electrocatalysis and batteries. He published 72 papers (h-index 42; 8600 citations) in refereed journals as well as 13 book chapters, and has 29 patents/patent applications.