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 proton-coupled electron transfer in molybdenum complexes relevant to the interconversion of ammonia with its elements as well as its application to organometallic chemistry. After receiving his PhD, Máté joined the Swager lab in August 2019 as a postdoctoral associate.