Igor V. Komarov graduated with honors from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, and started to work at the same University in 1986 first as an engineer. He obtained his PhD degree (Candidate of Sciences Degree as it is called in the Ukraine) in 1991 in Organic Chemistry at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University under supervision of Prof. Mikhail Yu. Kornilov. Two postdoctoral fellowships followed: at the University Chemical Laboratory (Cambridge, UK) by Prof. Anthony J. Kirby FRS (NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship Award), and at the Institut für Organische Katalyseforschung (Rostock, Germany) by Prof. Armin Börner (Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship Award). He joined Organic Chemistry Department of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University in 1997 as a Junior Lecturer and has been working there since then, holding presently a position of a Professor at the Organic Chemistry Department and Vice-Director of Institute of High Technologies. Igor Komarov received the Doctor of Sciences Degree (the highest scientific degree in the Ukraine) in 2003 for the work on synthesis of model molecules to solve problems in stereochemistry, physical organic chemistry and catalysis. The research work of Igor V. Komarov and his scientific group is directed to study molecular rigidity and its use in diverse areas of science – medicinal chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, stereochemistry, theoretical chemistry, and catalysis. Synthesis of model molecules, unusual amino acids, including fluorine-substituted and peptides from them, conformationally restricted diamines and other building blocks for drug design are within Igor Komarov’s interests. Special effort is put in Igor’s group to developing new synthetic approaches towards strained polycyclic compounds.