Assistant Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Padova since 1983, Maurizio Prato was appointed Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Trieste in 1992, becoming Full Professor in 2000. He obtained a prestigious grant from the ERC in 2008, was appointed Member of the Accademia dei Lincei in 2010, of the European Academy of Sciences in 2013, of the Academia Europaea in 2015 and of the Venetian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts in 2018. He was appointed Honorary Professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. He has published over 600 articles in high-impact international journals, for a total of over 50,000 citations and an h index of 105. He did research at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA (1980), University College, Dublin, Ireland (1983), Yale University, New Haven, USA (1986-87), University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (1991- ninety two). He was Professeur Invité at the Departments of Chemistry of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, in 2001, at the University of Namur, Belgium, in 2010 and at the University of Strasbourg in 2014.