Mikhail V. Polynski was born in Moscow in 1990. He graduated from Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2013 and joined a Ph.D. program at Lomonosov MSU the same year. During his graduate and postgraduate studies, he conducted research on carbon materials and cross-coupling PdNP catalysts under the supervision of Prof. Valentine Ananikov. Mikhail joined the team of Prof. Evgeny Pidko as a visiting researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Summer of 2017. While being a Ph.D. candidate and preparing the thesis, he assists Prof. Pidko in leading the group of theoretical chemistry (TheoMAT). His research interests are automation of computational chemistry research, non-empirical MD, and theory of catalysis.