Marc-Etienne Moret was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2005 he obtained his master’s degree in chemistry from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). During his undergraduate time at EPFL he acquired research experience in organometallic synthesis and computational chemistry, working on the synthesis of organochromium(0) ionic liquids in the group of Prof. Paul Dyson and subsequently writing his master thesis on QM/MM simulations of aqueous [Ru(bpy)3]2+ in the group of Prof. Ursula Rothlisberger. Marc-Etienne then moved to the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ) where he obtained his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Peter Chen. His graduate work focused on the study of reaction mechanisms in organoplatinum chemistry by mass spectrometric methods, as well as on platinum-copper heterobimetallic compounds and their reactions. Following graduation in 2009, Marc-Etienne moved to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for two-years of postdoctoral research in the group of Prof. Jonas C. Peters on the activation of N2 by synthetic iron complexes, for which he was awarded a fellowship for prospective researchers and a fellowship for advanced researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). Marc-Etienne then accepted a position as assistant professor in the Organic Chemistry and Catalysis group at the University of Utrecht starting in August 2012.