Iryna Antonyshyn studied chemistry at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Lviv, Ukraine) and received her diploma in 2006. In 2006–2011 the scientific work on PhD thesis “Interaction of gallium and antimony with transition (V, Mn) and rare-earth (Y, La, Ho) metals” under supervision of Dr. Stepan Oryshchyn was carried out. During this period she earned DAAD scholarship and joined the group of Prof. Juri Grin in Max-Planck Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe (Dresden, Germany) for 10 months (2008–2009). After successful PhD defense in 2011 she joined the same group as postdoc. The main topic of her research is chemical properties of intermetallic compounds and their application in the field of heterogeneous catalysis.