Volodymyr Shatokha graduated in 1982 as the Ferrous Metallurgy engineer and in 1985 received a PhD degree from the Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute (since 1999 - National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine). In 1998 he received the title of Professor with the Ironmaking Chair. During 1999-2002 he was the Dean of the Metallurgical Faculty. Since 2002 he works as the Vice Rector for Research and Education. His research deals mainly with properties of iron ore materials, physicochemical processes of ironmaking, recycling methods, sustainability analysis etc. He is the author of over 180 research papers, 7 books, 10 patents. He is the honorary Professor at the Inner-Mongolia University of Science and Technology, China, visiting professor to The University of Tokyo (2013). Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (2010). Fellow of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Programme for the EU climate and energy policy studies (since 2015).