Stefan Wuttke was born in 1980 in Guben (Germany) and completed his Diploma in chemistry in 2005 at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in cooperation with the University of Glasgow. He completed his PhD in 2009 with Prof. E. Kemnitz at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. For his postdoctoral research he moved to the Institute Lavoisier de Versailles (Prof. G. Férey and Dr. C. Serre) and Laboratoire Catalyse et Spectrochimie – ENSICAEN (Prof. M. Daturi), supported by a Feodor Lynen grant. Since 2011, Stefan Wuttke has been an independent leader of the research group “Wuttkegroup for Science”, hosted at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Munich (LMU), and at the Center for Nanoscience (CeNS) at the LMU. Currently, he is an Ikerbasque Professor at the Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures (BCMaterials). His research is focused on all aspects of internal and external surface engineering of porous hybrid bulk- and nanomaterials and in the exploration of the unexpressed potential of “the materials beyond” (materials with multiple functional moieties that display synergetic effects). To this end, his group are developing methodologies to both read and write chemical information from and onto architecture backbone of hybrid materials. At the same time, a basic understanding of the involved chemical and physical elementary processes in the synthesis and functionalization of these materials is pursued.