Montserrat Oliván studied chemistry at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and obtained her Ph.D. in 1995 working under the supervision of Profs. Miguel A. Esteruelas and Luis A. Oro. She then joined the group of Prof. Kenneth G. Caulton at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) for a two-year postdoctoral stay. Thereafter, she returned to the University of Zaragoza. Since 2005, she has been “Científico Titular” at the Instituto de Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea (Universidad de Zaragoza–CSIC). Her current research interests are mainly devoted to the study and reactivity of polyhydride and pincer derivatives of platinum group metal complexes as well as their applications in fields ranging from homogeneous catalysis to material science.