Mahiuddin Baidya was born and brought up in West Bengal. He studied chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), India and obtained his Ph. D in 2009 from Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU), Germany under the supervision of Prof. Herbert Mayr. After postdoctoral studies with Prof. Hisashi Yamamoto at The Universality of Chicago, USA and Molecular Catalyst Research Center in Japan, he moved in 2014 to Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) as assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor in 2018. His research interest includes the development of novel concepts on transition metal catalysis, organocatalysis, and visible-light photocatalysis for organic synthesis.
2012 - 2014: JSPS post doctoral fellow, Molecular Catalyst Research Center, Japan.
2010 - 2012: Post doctoral fellow, Deaprtment of Chemistry, The University of Chicago, USA
2006 - 2009: Ph. D Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ludwig - Maximilians - Universität München, Germany
2004 - 2006: Master of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT K), India
2001 - 2004: Bachelor of Science (Chemistry Honors), University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Development of new methodology, Asymmetric catalysis
Transition metal catalysis, Inert C H bond activation
Visible light photoredox catalysis
Synthesis of natural products and bioactive compounds