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Dr Oleg Kirillov

Senior Lecturer

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


  • 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • Finding the strongest stable weightless column with a follower load and relocatable concentrated masses, Kirillov, O., Overton, M. 20 Aug 2020, In: Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics
  • Membrane flutter induced by radiation of surface gravity waves on a uniform flow, Labarbe, J., Kirillov, O. 25 Oct 2020, In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • Chandrasekhar-Friedman-Schutz instability windows and Whitney’s umbrella, Kirillov, O., Labarbe, J. 12 Sep 2019
  • From rotating fluid masses and Ziegler's paradox to Pontryagin- and Krein spaces and bifurcation theory, Kirillov, O., Verhulst, F. 1 Dec 2019, New mathematics inspired by industrial challenges, Springer
  • Instability windows of Chandrasekhar-Friedman-Schutz instability, Kirillov, O., Labarbe, J. 19 Jun 2019
  • Preface, Bigoni, D., Kirillov, O. 1 Jan 2019, In: CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
  • Classical Results and Modern Approaches to Nonconservative Stability, Kirillov, O. 8 Aug 2018, Dynamic Stability and Bifurcation in Nonconservative Mechanics, Berlin, Springer
  • Detecting singular weak-dissipation limit for flutter onset in reversible systems, Bigoni, D., Misseroni, D., Tommasini, M., Kirillov, O., Noselli, G. 20 Feb 2018, In: Physical review. E
  • Dissipation-Induced Instabilities in Magnetized Flows, Kirillov, O. 1 Dec 2018, In: Journal of Mathematical Sciences

PGR Supervision

Joris Labarbe Start: 01/10/2018

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