Assoc. Prof. Michael Schnürch studied Chemistry at TU Wien and did his Masters as well as PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. Peter Stanetty. During his PhD thesis, he conducted a four months internship with Prof. Victor Snieckus at the Queen´s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He then went on to a postdoctoral stay as Erwin Schrödinger Fellow with Prof. Dalibor Sames at the Columbia University in New York. After his return to Vienna, he started his independent career and finished his habilitation in 2013. In 2016 he was promoted to Associate Professor in the field of organometallic chemistry.