Núria López graduated in Chemistry and got her PhD degree in Theoretical Chemistry (1999) at the University of Barcelona, Spain (1995). She spent a postdoctoral period the Center for Atomic-scale Materials Physics led by Prof. Jens K. Nørskov (Denmark). In 2005 she started her independent carrier at ICIQ. Her research group focuses on the theoretical research heterogeneous photo-electro-catalysis. Prof. López has co-authored over 200 scientific publications. In 2010 she was awarded an ERC Starting Grant and then a ERC Proof-of-concept to allow open data and machine learning. She was awarded a “Prize for Excellence” by the Real Sociedad Española de Química in 2015. She has collaborated with several industries in Europe to leverage atomistic modeling, participated in 9 EU projects and served in several committees in EU including Supercomputing initiatives in Europe (she is currently Chair of PRACE’s Steering Committee).