I, Kutas Roman Ivanovich was born on May 17, 1933 in the village of Zubovychi of Lublin Voivodship (Poland) in a peasant family. In 1940 I went to school. In early 1945, our family was deported to the Soviet Union. In the USSR, we first settled in the village of Borokhov in the Volyn region, and in 1949 we moved to the city of Lutsk. In grades 5-7 (1945-1948), I studied at the seven-year school in the village of Teremno of the Volyn region, in the 8th form (1948 - 1949) in the city of Kivertsi, in grades 9-10 at school number 1 in the city of Lutsk. After graduating from school in 1951, I entered the Geological and Reconnaissance Department of the Lviv Polytechnic Institute. After graduating from the Institute in 1956, I worked in the direction of the Mosbasin Geophysical Expedition of the Ministry of Coal Industry as an operator and chief of the detachment (1956-1958). From 1958 to 1961 worked as an engineer-geophysicist in the department of geophysics of the Institute of Geology of Minerals of the Academy of Sciences of the UkrSSR (Lviv city). In 1961 I was enrolled in postgraduate study at the Institute of Geophysics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. After graduating from the postgraduate studies in 1964, I worked at the Institute of Geophysics of the Academy of Sciences of the UkrSSR at the post of junior (1964-1968) and senior (1968-1981) researcher, head of the laboratory (1981-1987) and head of the department (from 1987 to the present). ) In 1964 I defended my Ph.D. thesis, and in 1977 I received a doctorate. In 1970 I was elected as a senior research fellow, in 1993 as a professor, in 2009 as a corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. In1984, together with a group of staff of the Institute, I became the laureate of the State Prize of the Ukrainian SSR in the field of science and technology, and in 1995 I was awarded the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology.
Наукові праці з проблем геотермії та геоенергетики. Виміряв тепловий потік з надр Землі на території України, визначив глибину залягання ізотерми Кюрі за геотермічними даними, оцінив термодинамічні умови утворення та збереження вуглеводнів і газогідратів в осадових басейнах України.