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Dr Oleg Kirillov

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Oleg had worked previously at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf for 5 years as a Senior Research Scientist of the Magnetohydrodynamics Department of the Institute of Fluid Dynamics; at the University of Darmstadt for 5 years as an Alexander von Humboldt and DFG Research Fellow; and at the Lomonosov Moscow State University for 7 years as a Senior Researcher. He gained a BSc with honours in Physics and Mathematics, followed by MSc with honours in Physics and Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and a PhD in Theoretical Mechanics from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Since 2013 Oleg is a visiting professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, at the University of Trento, at ESPCI ParisTech, and at the University of Le Havre.

Oleg had organized a BIRS Research Workshop on Spectral Analysis, Stability and Bifurcation in Modern Nonlinear Physical Systems in Banff, Canada, in 2012. He is a coordinator and co-organizer of the CISM-AIMETA Advanced School “Dynamic Stability and Bifurcation in Nonconservative Mechanics” in Udine, Italy, in 2017. Oleg is a co-organizer of a Mini-Symposium on Instabilities in Structural Mechanics and Fluid-Structure Interactions at the EUROMECH European Solid Mechanics Conference in Bologna, Italy, in 2018.

Oleg is an author of the monograph “Nonconservative Stability problems of Modern Physics” published by De Gruyter in 2013.

Oleg is a Fellow of the institute of Mathematics and its applications (FIMA), fellow of the Higher Eduction Academy (FHEA) and a member of the London Mathematical Society.

Campus Address

City, Ellison Building
Room D219


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  • From rotating fluid masses and Ziegler's paradox to Pontryagin- and Krein spaces and bifurcation theory, Kirillov, O., Verhulst, F. 1 Mar 2022, Novel Mathematics Inspired by Industrial Challenges, Cham, Springer
  • Radiation-induced instability of a finite-chord Nemtsov membrane, Labarbe, J., Kirillov, O. 7 Jan 2022, In: Physics of Fluids
  • Diffusive instabilities of baroclinic lenticular vortices, Labarbe, J., Kirillov, O. Oct 2021, In: Physics of Fluids
  • Double-diffusive instabilities in rotating flows: pseudo-hermiticity and exceptional points, Kirillov, O. 27 Aug 2021, 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • Double-diffusive instabilities in rotating hydrodynamic and magnetohydrynamic flows, Kirillov, O. 23 Aug 2021, Dynamics Days Europe 2021
  • Finding the strongest stable massless column with a follower load and relocatable concentrated masses, Kirillov, O., Overton, M. 27 May 2021, In: Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics
  • Instability windows of Chandrasekhar-Friedman-Schutz instability, Kirillov, O., Labarbe, J. 23 Aug 2021, Dynamics Days Europe 2021
  • Nonconservative Stability Problems of Modern Physics, Kirillov, O. 8 Mar 2021
  • Radiation-induced instability of a membrane interacting with a uniformly moving free surface flow of finite depth, Labarbe, J., Kirillov, O. 26 Aug 2021, 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • Analysis of azimuthal magnetorotational instability of rotating magnetohydrodynamic flows and Tayler instability via an extended Hain-Lust equation, Zou, R., Labarbe, J., Kirillov, O., Fukumoto, Y. 3 Jan 2020, In: Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics

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  • Hosting an academic visitor: Patrice LeGal 2022
  • Oral presentation: Diffusive McIntyre instability of Gaussian lenses 2022
  • Visiting an external academic institution: Normandie Université 2022
  • Oral presentation: Membrane flutter induced by radiation of surface gravity waves on a uniform flow 2022
  • Oral presentation: Abscissa minimization for self-stability of bicycles and nonholonomic acceleration when riding out of the saddle 2022
  • Invited talk: Flutter of an infinite-chord Nemtsov membrane induced by radiation of surface gravity waves on a uniform flow 2022
  • Invited talk: Radiation-induced instability of a finite-chord Nemtsov membrane 2022
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: European Solid Mechanics Conference 2022
  • Examination: PhD Jury - Elhadj Barry 2022
  • Oral presentation: Nemtsov's Problem 2022

Joris Labarbe Radiative and diffusive instabilities in moving fluids Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 26/10/2021

  • Mathematical Sciences PhD September 01 2000
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA 2018
  • Member of the London Mathematical Society MLMS 2018
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications FIMA 2018


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