Mahiuddin Baidya was born in West Bengal and obtained M.Sc. degree in chemistry from IIT Kanpur. He received his Ph.D in 2009 under the supervision of Professor Herbert Mayr from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Germany. He then moved to University of Chicago, USA for post-doctoral studies in the group of Professor Hisashi Yamamoto. In 2012, he moved to Molecular Catalyst Research Center in Japanwith JSPS post-doctoral fellowship. In February 2014, he joined to the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras and since then he is working there. His research focuses on organic synthesis covering asymmetric catalysis, development of new methodology, and natural product synthesis.