Arif Music was born in 1991 in Oberhausen (Germany). Following high school in Germany he started his undergraduate studies at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf in 2011. In 2017 he received his M.Sc. from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich under the guidance of Prof. Knochel and Dr. Didier. After an industrial internship at LANXESS AG, he received the FCI PhD fellowship and joined the group of Dr. Didier. He successfully defended his PhD in 2020 (summa cum laude) and now works at Evonik.