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Dr. Yuri Maistrenko

 Yuri Maistrenko Leading Research Scientist
e-mail: y.maistrenko[at]


1981   PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Institute of Mathematics, Kiev
1976   Diploma in Mathematics, Kiev University, Ukraine

Research Fields

  • nonlinear dynamical systems, bifurcations, and chaos
  • synchronization in complex networks of coupled oscillators
  • multistability, heteroclinic cycles, chimera states, role of time-delay
  • mathematical modelling in life science, physics, and technology


Google Scholar profile (h-index 46)
164 scientific publications, 113 in peer reviewed journals


  • Chaotic Synchronization: Application to Living Systems E.Mosekilde, Yu. Maistrenko and D. Postnov. World Scientific, 202, 440 pp.

  • Difference Equations and their Applications A.N.Sharkovsky, Yu.L.Maistrenko, E.Yu.Romanenko. Naukova Dumka, Kiev, 1986, 280 p. Russian. Kluwer A.P., 1993, 358 p. English.

  • Synchronization: Theory and Application Editors: A. Pikovsky and Yu. Maistrenko; Kluwer Acad.Publ., 2003.

Recent Publications


  • Patrycja Jaros, Roman Levchenko, Tomasz Kapitaniak, Jurgen Kurths, and Yuri Maistrenko. Asymmetry induces critical desynchronization of power grids.
  • P. Ebrahimzadeh, M. Schiek, and Y. Maistrenko.  Mixed-Mode Chimera States in Pendula Networks. Chaos 32, 103118 (2022).



  • P. Ebrahimzadeh, M. Schiek, P. Jaros, T. Kapitaniak, S. van Waasen and Y. Maistrenko. Minimal Chimera States in Phase-Lag Coupled Mechanical Oscillators. Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 229, 2205 (2020).
  • V. Maistrenko, O. Sudakov, Yu. Maistrenko. Spiral wave chimeras for coupled oscillators with inertia. Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. 229, 2327–2340 (2020).
  • N. Kruk, Y. Maistrenko, H. Koeppl. Solitary states in the mean-field limit. Chaos 30, 111104 (2020);
  • F. Hellmann, P. Schultz, P. Jaros, R. Levchenko, T. Kapitaniak, J. Kurths and Yu. Maistrenko. Network-induced multistability through lossycoupling and exotic solitary states. Nature Communications 11:592 (2020),


  • Y. Duguet and Y. Maistrenko. Loss of coherence among coupled oscillators: From defect states to phase turbulence. Chaos 29, 121103 (2019), 


  • V. Semenov and Y. Maistrenko. Dissipative solitons for bistable delayed-feedback systems. Chaos 28, 101103 (2018),
  • D. Brunner, B. Penkovsky, R. Levchenko, E. Schöll, L. Larger and Y. Maistrenko. Two-dimensional spatiotemporal complexity in dual-delayed nonlinear feedback systems: Chimeras and dissipative solitons. Chaos 28, 103106 (2018), 

  • N. Kruk,Yu. Maistrenko and H. Koeppl. Self-propelled chimeras. Phys.Rev, E 98, 032219 (2018).

  • V. Santos, J. D. Szezech, A. M. Batista, K. C. Iarosz, M. S. Baptista, H. P. Ren, C. Grebogi, R. L. Viana, I. L. Caldas, Y. L. Maistrenko, and J. Kurths. Riddling: Chimera's dilemma. CHAOS 28, 081105 (2018).

  • P. Jaros, S. Brezetsky, R. Levchenko, D. Dudkowski, T. Kapitaniak and Yu. Maistrenko. Solitary states for coupled oscillators with inertia. CHAOS 28, 011103 (2018).
  • N. Kruk, Yu. Maistrenko, and H. Koeppl. Self-propelled chimeras. Phys.Rev. E 95, 032219 (2018).


  • V. Maistrenko, O. Sudakov, O. Osiv, Yu. Maistrenko. Multiple scroll wave chimera states. The European Physical Journal Special Topics. June 2017, Volume 226, Issue 9, pp 1867–1881

  • Yu. Maistrenko, S. Brezetsky, P. Jaros, R. Levchenko, T. Kapitaniak.  Smallest chimera states. PhysRevE.95.010203. 10.1103/PhysRevE.95.010203.

  • S. Brezetskiy, D. Dudkowski, P. Jaros, J. Wojewoda, K. Czolczynski, Yu. Maistrenko and T. Kapitaniak. Chimera-like states generated by large perturbation of synchronous state of coupled metronomesIndian Academy of Sciences Conference Series (2017) 1:1. DOI: 10.29195/iascs.01.01.0008


  • J. Wojewoda, K. Czolczynski, Yu. Maistrenko, and T. Kapitaniak.  The smallest chimera state for coupled pendula. Scientific Report 6, 34329 (2016). doi: 10.1038/srep34329.

  • D. Dudkowski, Yu. Maistrenko, and T. Kapitaniak. Occurrence and stability of chimera states in coupled externally excited oscillators. Chaos 26, 116306 (2016), doi:

  • D. Dudkowski,J. Grabski, J. Wojewoda, P. Perlikowski, Yu. Maistrenko, and T. Kapitaniak. Experimental multistable states for small network of coupled pendula. Scientific reports 6, 29833 (2016), doi:10.1038/srep29833

  • V. Semenov, A. Zakharova, Y. Maistrenko, and E. Schoell. Delayed-feedback chimera states: Forced multiclusters and stochastic resonance. Europhysics Letters 115, 10005 (2016), doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/115/10005


  • Yu. Maistrenko, O. Sudakov, O. Osiv, and V. Maistrenko. Chimera states in three dimensions. New J. Phys. 17, 073037, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/17/7/073037

  • L. Larger, B. Penkovsky, Yu. Maistrenko. Laser Chimeras as a paradigm for multi-stable patterns in complex systems. Nature Communications 6, 7752 (2015), doi:10.1038/ncomms8752

  • P. Jaros, Yu. Maistrenko, and T. Kapitaniak. Chimera states on the route from coherence to rotating waves. Phys. Rev. E 91, 022907 (2015).
  • 2014

  • D. Dudkowski, Yu. Maistrenko, and T. Kapitaniak. Different types of chimera states: An interplay between spatial and dynamical chaos. Physical Review E 90, 032920 (2014).

  • T. Kapitaniak, P. Kuzma, J. Wojewoda, K.Czolczynski, and Yu. Maistrenko. Imperfect chimera states for coupled pendula. Scientific Reports, 4, 6379 (2014).

  • Yu. Maistrenko, A. Vasylenko, O. Sudakov, R. Levchenko, and V. Maistrenko. Cascades of multi-headed chimera states for coupled phase oscillators. Int. J. Bif. and Chaos. v. 24, N8, 1440014 (2014)

  • Yu. Maistrenko, B. Penkovsky, and M. Rosenblum. Solitary state at the edge of synchrony in ensembles with attractive and repulsive interactions.
    Phys. Rev. E 89, 060901(R) (2014).

  • V. Maistrenko, O. Sudakov, Yu. Maistrenko. Three-Dimentional Chimera States. Euromech Colloquium EC565, 6–9 May 2014, Cargese, France. Book of Abstract. P. 48. URL:
  • 2013

  • L. Larger, B. Penkovsky, and Yu. Maistrenko. Virtual chimera states for delayed-feedback systems.  Physical Review Letters 111, 054103 (2013)

  • V. Dziubak, Yu. Maistrenko, and E. Schöll. Coherent traveling waves in nonlocally coupled chaotic systems. Physical Review E 87, 032907 (2013)
  • 2012

  • T. Girnyk, M. Hasler, and Yu. Maistrenko. Multistability of twisted states in non-locally coupled Kuramoto-type models. Chaos, 22, 013114 (2012).

  • I. Omelchenko, B. Riemenschneider, P. Hövel, Yu. Maistrenko, and E. Schöll. Transition from spatial coherence to incoherence in coupled chaotic systems. Phys. Rev. E. 85, 026212 (2012).

  • O. Omel'chenko, M. Wolfrum, S. Yanchuk, Yu. Maistrenko, and O.Sudakov. Stationary patterns of coherence and incoherence in two-dimensional arrays of non-locallycoupled phase oscillators. Phys.Rev.E , 85, 036210 (2012).

  • Y. Maistrenko. Chimera states for repulsively coupled phase oscillators. In B. Mehlig, O. Ghavami, S. Östlund, and D. Hanstorp, editors, XXXII Dynamics Days Europe: Book of Abstracts, page 35, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2012. University of Gothenburg.
  • 2011

  • I. Omelchenko, Yu. Maistrenko, P. Hövel, and E. Schöll. Loss of coherence in dynamical networks: spatial chaos and chimera states. Phys.Rev.Lett., Vol. 106, 234102 (2011).

  • M. Wolfrum, O. Omel'chenko, S. Yanchuk, and Y. Maistrenko. Spectral properties of chimera states. Chaos, 21, 013112 (2011).
  • 2010

  • O. Omel'chenko, M. Wolfrum, and Yu. Maistrenko. Chimera states as chaotic spatiotemporal patterns. Phys.Rev.E, 81, 065201 (R) (2010).

  • O. Omel'chenko, Yu. Maistrenko, and P. Tass. Chimera states induced by spatiallymodulated delayed feedback. Phys. Rev. E. 82, 066201 (2010).

  • V. Maistrenko, A. Vasylenko, Yu. Maistrenko, and E. Mosekilde. Phase chaos in the discrete Kuramoto model. Int. Journal of Bif. and Chaos, Vol. 20, No 6 (2010), 1811-1823.
  • 2009

  • Yu. Maistrenko, O. Sudakov, and R. Levchenko. Parallel software for nonlinear dynamics and information processing in large neuronal networks of the brain. Proceedings of the 3rd Vogt-Brodmann Symposium, December 2009, Juelich, Germany.

  • R. Levchenko, O. Sudakov, and Yu. Maistrenko. Parallel software for modeling complex dynamics of large neuronal networks. Proc. 17th Int. Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems, June 2009, Rapperswil, Switzerland, pp. 34-37.

  • A. Vasylenko, V. Maistrenko, and Yu. Maistrenko. Impact of discreteness on hyperchaos in the Kuramoto model. Proc. 17th Int. Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems, June 2009, Rapperswil, Switzerland, pp. 74-77.
  • 2008

  • P. Ashwin, O. Burylko, and Yu. Maistrenko. Bifurcation to heteroclinic cycles and sensitivity in three and four coupled phase oscillators. Physica D 237 (2008) 454-466.

  • O. Omelchenko, Yu. Maistrenko, and P.A. Tass. Chimera states: the natural link between coherence and incoherence. Phys.Rev.Lett., Vol. 100 (2008), 044105.

  • O. Omelchenko, C. Hauptmann, Y. Maistrenko, and P.A. Tass. Collective dynamics of globally coupled phase oscillators under multisite delayed feedback stimulation. Physica D, Vol. 237 (2008), 365-384.

  • B. Lysyansky, Yu.L. Maistrenko, and Peter A. Tass. Co-existence of numerous synchronized and desynchronized states in a model of two phase oscillators coupled with delay. Int. Journal of Bif. and Chaos Vol. 18 (2008), 1791-1800.

  • V. Maistrenko, A. Vasylenko, Yu. Maistrenko, and E. Mosekilde. Phase chaos and multistability in the discrete Kuramoto model. Nonlinear Oscillations, Vol. 11 (2008), 217-229.