Victor Burlakov is a Senior Research Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford, conducting research in applied mathematics at the Mathematical Institute in collaboration with colleagues at the Department of Physics. His current research interests are focused on modelling the fabrication processes and operation of new generation solar cells based on methylammonium lead halide perovskites. He is also interested in nanostructure self-assembly which includes the processes of phase separation, growth and coarsening (Oswald Ripening). His main concern in this area is understanding the role of particle-ligand and particle-solvent interactions in narrowing the particle size distribution. Victor's more general interests cover a broad area of modelling time evolution of amorphous structures and glasses, charge and mass transport in disordered systems, self-organisation in nonlinear dynamic systems, pattern formation and chaos. For about ten years Victor taught the course on Fundamental Science of Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford's Department of Materials.