Oleg Kirillov received his MS in Physics and Mathematics with honors from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He got his PhD in Theoretical Mechanics from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia. As a JSPS fellow he was working at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Kyushu in Japan. With a Humboldt Fellowship he was a visiting scholar at the University of Hannover, Technical University of Darmstadt, and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) in Germany. Currently he does his research at the Magnetohydrodynamics Division of the Institute of Fluid Dynamics of HZDR. He is an Associate Editor for the journal “Frontiers in Physics: Mathematical Physics“.
Applied mathematics is his main research interest with the emphasis on stability and dynamics of dissipative and non-conservative systems, dissipation-induced instabilities and related spectral problems in a broad range of applications: from multi-body dynamics to magnetohydrodynamics, acoustics, and crystal optics. Together with Paul Binding, Thomas Bridges, Igor Hoveijn, Yasuhide Fukumoto, and Dmitry Pelinovsky he has organized a very successful BIRS Research Workshop on Spectral Analysis, Stability and Bifurcation in Modern Nonlinear Physical Systems. A collection of selected articles from the participants of the Workshop edited by Oleg Kirillov and Dmitry Pelinovsky has been published by Wiley in the book “Nonlinear Physical Systems: Spectral Analysis, Stability and Bifurcations“.
Recent monograph “Nonconservative Stability Problems of Modern Physics” by Oleg Kirillov has been published by De Gruyter in the series “De Gruyter Studies in Mathematical Physics”.