David Farrusseng received his BSc in chemistry from the University of Montpellier (France) under the supervision of Prof. R. Corriu. In 1999, he got his PhD in Materials Science at the European Institute of Membranes in Montpellier under the guidance of Drs. A. Julbe and C. Guizard. He joined as post-doc the group of Prof. F. Schüth at the MPI für Kohlenforschung (Germany). In 2001, he was appointed CNRS researcher at IRCELYON in the group of Dr. C. Mirodatos (Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement). He is currently group leader at IRCELYON. His research activities focus on the design of materials for original catalytic and separation processes and on the development of high-throughput approaches for which he was awarded in 2008 by the French Chemical Society. He is author of ca. 60 peer-reviewed publications and 12 patents.