Maximilian Kopylovich graduated in Chemical Engineering from Byelorussian State Technological University (1993) and completed his PhD degree in Chemistry (1998) at the same Institution. Then he worked as a post-doctoral fellow (1999-2007), auxiliary (2008-2013) and senior (2014-now) researcher at the Centro de Química Estrutural. His publication record contains more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, including 2 co-edited books, ca. 140 research papers in ISI journals (>3200 citations, average citations per item 23.0; h=33), 15 chapters in books or reviews, 11 patents, about 80 conference presentations. His current research interests are related to the noncovalent interactions assisted and template syntheses of new materials and their applications, in particular in catalysis.