Dr Alexander Filkov

Dr Alexander Filkov

Dr. Alexander I. Filkov received his PhD in Ecology (Physical and Mathematical Sciences) from Tomsk State University, Russia. His previous work has been focused on development of a new deterministic and probabilistic model to predict forest, grass, and peat fire hazards; understanding thermal properties and smouldering of peat; field and laboratory investigation of forest and grass fires and their impact on structures; understanding influence of radiation on ignition of different materials; and conducting prescribed burning experiments and studying spotting mechanisms.

Dr Filkov’s main interest is in fundamental aspects of ignition and combustion. He collaborates with researchers around the globe to understand the behaviour of fire and firebrands, the performance of materials, and the properties of fuels, through experiments in the laboratory and in the field. He is currently working on uncovering of mechanisms what drive dynamic fire behaviour in wildfires using emerging technologies.

Project leadership

This project is part of the Black Summer research program funded by the Commonwealth Government through the 10-year extension of funding into natural hazard research in Australia.
This project was commissioned and funded entirely by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria.

Research team

Type Project Research team
CRC Core Project Threshold conditions for extreme fire behaviour afilkov, jsharples
31 Aug 2020
Key findings: The validity of using dynamic heating regimes and VHFlux apparatus as a standardised...
Extreme fire behaviours: Surveying fire management staff to determine behaviour frequencies and importance
19 Sep 2018
Extreme fire behaviours (EFBs) are phenomena that occur within intense fires that have been shown...

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