Professor Victor M. Kogan graduated from Oil and Gas University in 1975 as a chemical engineer, specialty – radiation chemistry. Since 1979 he has been a researcher at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of sciences. From 2009 he heads the Institute Laboratory of Catalysis by Transition Metals and their Compounds. Some fundamentals in the field of catalysis by transition metal sulfides has been obtained and commercially used. His research interests include mechanisms of catalytic reactions, such as olefin and ring olefin metathesis; thiophene hydrodesulfurization, Fischer-Tropsch and alcohol over transition metal compounds.