Michael J. Bojdys joined the Humboldt-University zu Berlin in 2018 as PI of the ERC-funded "Functional Nanomaterials Group". Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) and a Junior Group Leader at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) of the CAS. His current research interest lies in the field of functional nanomaterials for semiconductor applications, gas storage and catalysis. Michael was holder of a research fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany). He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Liverpool (UK) from 2010 to 2013. He completed his PhD thesis between 2006 and 2009 "On new allotropes and nanostructures of carbon nitrides" at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam (Germany). In 2006 he graduated as Master of Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge (UK).