Mikhail Eremets works at Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz and is a leader of the research group "High-pressure chemistry and physics".
He studied physics at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1978 at the Moscow Institute of General Physics Academy of Science. He then worked in the High Pressure Physics Institute of Academy of Science of Russia where he eventually became a Director of the High-Pressure Physics Department. Mikhail Eremets is particularly known for research on superconductivity, having discovered the highest critical temperature for superconductivity in hydrogen sulfide. Part of his research contains exotic manifestations of materials such as conductive hydrogen, polymeric nitrogen and transparent sodium. He is a member of American Physical Society (APS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Max Planck Graduate Centre (MPGC) etc. He is an author and co-author of more than 180 publications in high-impact journals. He is an author of a book “High pressure experiment methods” published by Oxford University.