Michel Panfilov, D.Sc., is Professor at the Institute of Mathematics Elie Cartan – University of Lorraine/CNRS, and at the Institute Jean le Rond d’Alembert – Sorbonne University/CNRS. Born and studied in Moscow. He is twice graduated in applied mathematics/mechanics and petroleum engineering. He worked at the Oil & Gas Research Institute of the Academy of Sciences in Moscow. In 2000 he moved to France. He published more than 80 papers in international reviews and two monographs. He is a State Prize Laureate of Russia for Science (1997) and several Excellence Awards of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.