Ilya Vilkov was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia in 1984. Graduated from the Mechanics and Mathematics faculty of
Nizhny Novgorod State University in 2007 with master's diploma. Speciality - "mechanics". Started working at the Microwave
Spectroscopy Laboratory of IAP RAS in 2011 as a researcher and currently is taking a PhD course. The research theme is "Spectral line shapes of major atmospheric gases in a broad range of temperatures and pressures".