Gadi Rothenberg is Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam, where he heads the catalyst discovery team and teaches catalysis and scietific writing. He has published 65 papers in peer-reviewed journals and many popular science articles. He discovered two new catalysts, for which he received the Marie Curie Excellence Award in 2004 and the Paul Rylander Award in 2006. Rothenberg also invented a method for monitoring pollutants in water, and co-founded the evironmental sampling company Sorbinese. He is married, owns no car, and has a black belt in Shaolin Fung-Fu.