Professor Pavel L. Kirillov has died on October 8th, 2021, on his 95th year after a life as a husband, father, and an internationally renowned scientist, researcher, and educator in the field of nuclear engineering, thermalhydraulics, heat transfer, and two-phase flow. He was a passionate and dedicated in everything, what he has done and leaves an incredible legacy to the profession.
He was born on August 20th, 1927 in Russia, and received his M.A.Sc. degree in thermal physics in 1950 (Moscow Power-Engineering Institute (MPEI) (МосковскийЭнергетическйИнститут (МЭИ)), Faculty of Physics and Power Engineering (Физико-ЭнергетическийФакультет), Ph.D. and Doctor of Technical Sciences degrees in 1959 and 1969, respectively.
Professor Pavel Leonidovich Kirillov was a respected technical leader, mentor, and friend to innumerable students, researchers, scientists, and engineers, and he will be sadly missed by all, who had the privilege to know him. He was an outstanding contributor in every aspect of his prolific work and career in the true traditions of technical excellence and critical thinking, and his irreplaceable loss is deeply felt worldwide.