Dr. Masarwa completed his PhD studies in Chemistry at the Technion, working on selective metal-mediated carbon–carbon bond activation of strained compounds under the supervision of Prof. Ilan Marek. His research was recently selected for the IUPAC–Solvay International Award for Young Chemists. He continued on to postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley (USA), and currently holds a faculty position as Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Chemistry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Masarwa's research focuses on the fields of organic – synthetic chemistry, and organometallic chemistry of strong bonds activation. The synergy between Science and Art is at the heart of his research program, leading towards unique and innovative investigations of bonds activation, and providing a deeper understanding of this challenging field.