University of Melbourne
Alex Filkov received his PhD in Physical and Mathematical Sciences from Tomsk State University, Russia. His research focuses on better understanding of dynamic fire behaviours, impact of fire on live vegetation and its survivability, transition mechanisms of wildland fires into Wildland-Urban Interface areas and fire performance of structural materials. Alex serves as a co-leader of the Ignition Resistant Communities subgroup as a part of the Large Outdoor Fires and the Built Environment Working Group (International Association of Fire Safety Science). He is a member of the Universitas 21 International Fire Safety Consortium. Alex has been awarded the Education and Science Award by the Tomsk Region Government of the Russian Federation and the Early Career Award in Fire Science by the International Association of Wildland Fires.