Roman M. Cherniha is a Professor at the Institute of Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Kyiv, Ukraine. He graduated (with honours) in Mathematics from the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv State University in 1981, and defended his PhD dissertation in 1987 and habilitation in 2003 at the Institute of Mathematics, NAS. In 2012, he obtained the academic degree ‘Professor in Mathematics’.
During the early stages of his career, Roman got substantial experience in the field of applied mathematics and physics at the Institute of Technical Heat Physics at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since 1992, he has had a permanent research position at the Institute of Mathematics. He spent a few years abroad working at the Universite Henri Poincare Nancy I (a temporary CNRS position) in France and the University of Nottingham (Marie Curie Research Fellow), UK.
Roman has a wide range of research interests including non-linear partial differential equations (especially reaction-diffusion equations); lie and conditional symmetries, exact solutions and their properties; development of new methods for analytical solving non-linear PDEs; application of modern methods for analytical solving nonlinear boundary-value problems, arising in real world applications; analytical and numerical solving boundary-value problems with free boundaries; and the development of mathematical models describing the specific processes arising in physics, biology and medicine.
He has also substantial pedagogical experience obtained, in particular, at the National University ‘Kyiv Mohyla Academy’, where he was Professor in Mathematics for five years. During the last decade, he was the supervisor for the five PhD students. He is the author of over 100 scientific papers and two monographs published in prestigious publishing houses, has acted as a referee for several international scientific journals, and is an editorial board member of the journal Symmetry.