Evgenii Vitalievich Sharkov was born in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg). He received a PhD in Leningrad St. University and D.Sc. in Soviet Academy of Sciences (Moscow). Now he is the Professor of Petrology at the Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry (IGEM), Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), and a lecturer at Russian State Geological Prospecting University (RSGPU, former MGRI), Moscow. He conducts research into igneous petrology and tectonics and has published about 400 papers in the field of the Precambrian geology and petrology, layered intrusions, igneous petrology and geochemistry of modern continental rifts, continental collision zones and oceanic floor, evolution of tectonomagmatic processes throughout the Earth’s history and comparative planetology. His professional memberships include: Academician of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; Fellow of the Russian Petrographic Committee and Society of Economic Geologists (SEG); Member of the Russian Mineralogical Society, Geochemical Society (GS) and IAVCEI, Large Igneous Province Commission.