Timur Tscherbul graduated from Moscow State University, Russia in 2002 and obtained his PhD from the same university in 2005. As a graduate student, he worked on the theory of non-adiabatic and relativistic interactions in molecular collisions and chemical reactions. After defending his PhD, he joined the research group of Roman Krems at the University of British Columbia, where he was developing new approaches for rigorous quantum calculations of molecular collisions and chemical reactions in the presence of electromagnetic fields. In 2008, he became a postdoctoral fellow affiliated with the research groups of Alex Dalgarno at ITAMP and John Doyle at CUA. At present, his research is centered on developing new strategies for controlling complex atomic and molecular collisions at low temperatures with external electromagnetic fields.