Máté grew up in Budapest, Hungary and Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he earned his B.Sc. (Hons.) in chemistry from the University of Calgary in 2014. At UCalgary, Máté worked with Profs. Warren Piers and Curtis Berlinguette on the syntheses of perfluorinated aryl boranes and ruthenium dye complexes for dye-sensitized solar cells, respectively. Máté then pursued graduate studies at Princeton University with Prof. Paul Chirik. Máté’s graduate work explored the thermodynamics of forming and cleaving N–H bonds by proton-coupled electron transfer in molybdenum complexes relevant to the interconversion of ammonia with its elements. Upon receiving his PhD in 2019, Máté joined the Swager lab as a postdoctoral associate.