Vakulenko Sergei Augustovich



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Contact info:

Phone: + 7 (921) 584 29 14

E-mail: vakulenfr at

199178, Russia Saint Petersburg , Санкт-Петербург, V.O.., Bolshoi pr., 61, IPME RAS

Home page: RU EN

Position in IPME RAS:

Leading Researcher

Laboratory for Mathematical Modelling of Wave Phenomena

Academic degree:

Doctor of Sciences

Date of birth:


Professional activity:

1971–1976 — student, Leningrad State University

1976–1977 — researcher, POMI RAS (Institute of Mathematics, Acad. Sci)

1978–1991 — Leningrad Agriculture Institute (assistant professor, researcher)

1991 – up to now — IPME RAS (leading researcher)

2005–2011 — Head of Dept. Mathematics and Informatics in Institute of Print of University for Technology and Design

2006–2011 — vice-director of Institute of Print

1993 — Doctor of Science Thesis,

1998–2012 — invited Professor and researcher in Universities of Lyon, Rennes, Montpellier (France)

2009–2010, 2015–2016 — consultant for NIH projects of Dept. of Evolution and Ecology of Chicago University, visiting researcher

2012–2016 — invited researcher in Linköping University and Bonn University

Scientific interests:

  • Wave dynamics, localization of nonlinear waves

  • Chaotic dynamics in spatially extended systems

  • Dynamics of neural and genetic networks

  • Physical and mechanical methods for ecological networks


Russian National Committee for theoretical and applied mechanics


  • Professor, Department of Electrical and precision electromechanical systems, St. Peters­burg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

  • Professor of the Department of Higher Mathematics and Informatics at the Graduate School of Print and Media, Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technology and Design


  • Waves and Patterns

  • Neural networks

  • Algorithms and discrete mathematics


  • Patterns and Waves, Pushkin 2002.

Profiles in scientific databases and networks:


Russian Science Citation Index



Selected publications:

  • Vakulenko S.A. Complex Attractors and Patterns in Reaction–Diffusion Systems. Journal of Dynamics and Differential Equations. 2016. No. in press. pp. 1–33.

  • Vakulenko S.A., Morozov I., Radulescu O. Maximal switchability of centralized networks. Nonlinearity. 2016. Vol. 29. No. 8. pp. 2327–2354.

  • Kozlov V.A., Vakulenko S.A., Wennergren U. Stability of Ecosystems Under Invasions. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. 2016. Vol. 78. No. 11. pp. 2186–2211.

  • Kozlov V.A., Vakulenko S.A., Wennergren U. Hamiltonian dynamics for complex food webs. Physical Review E. 2016. Vol. 93. No. 3. pp. 032413.

  • Vakulenko S.A., Sudakov I.A. Complex bifurcations in Benard-Marangoni convection. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. 2016. Vol. 49. No. 42. pp. 424001. [Тип: Статья, Год: 2016]

  • Abramian A.K., Vakulenko S.A., Indeitsev D.A., Bessonov N.M. Destruction of thin films with damaged substrate as a result of waves localization. Acta Mechanica. 2015. Vol. 226. No. 2. pp. 295–309.

  • Grigoriev D.Y., Samal S.S., Vakulenko S.A., Weber A.G. Algorithms to Study Large Metabolic Network Dynamics. Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena. 2015. Vol. 10. No. 5. pp. 100–118.

  • Radulescu O., Vakulenko S.A., Grigoriev D. Model reduction of biochemical reactions networks by tropical analysis methods. Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena. 2015. Vol. 10. No. 3. pp. 124–138.

  • Kozlov V., Vakulenko S.A. On chaos in Lotka-Volterra systems: an analytical approach. Nonlinearity. 2013. Vol. 26. No. 8. pp. 2299–2314.

  • S. Vakulenko, Manu, J. Reinitz, and O. Radulescu, Size Regulation in the Segmentation of Drosophila: Interacting Interfaces between Localized Domains of Gene Expression Ensure Robust Spatial Patterning Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 168102, 2009.