Antonio Leyva Pérez is a Distinguished Researcher at the CSIC from 2016. Performed his PhD under the supervision of the Prof. Hermenegildo Garcia in 2005, and made stays with Prof. Steven L. Buchwald in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, 2004) and with Prof. Steven V. Ley in The University of Cambridge (GB, 2005-2007). In 2008, he joined Prof. Avelino Corma´s group to develop sustainable reactions in organic chemistry through the design of new catalysts, line of work that continues today. He has directed 3 Ph.D. and several career/master’s works, and published around 70 papers and 7 patents, many of them as main author in internationally-recognized journals such as Science and Nature Series, with an h-index=26 (2016). Among other distinctions, has received the award of extraordinary thesis of the University Polytechnic of Valencia (2006) and a Ramon and Cajal contract (2013), and is IP of national plan projects and fBBVA.