Filonov M. R. graduated from the faculty of physics and chemistry of MISIS in 1984.
In 1989 he did the post-doc "Improving the technology of obtaining amorphous materials based on the study of physical and chemical properties of amorphizing melts." In 2001 he did his doctoral thesis "Development of the theory and technology of the amorphization process based on the study of physical and chemical properties of melts Fe-B and Co-B".
Since 2009, he has held the position of Vice-rector for research and development. Area of scientific interests of Filonov M. R. is the physicochemistry and technology of inorganic materials (ceramics, cermets, amorphous and nanocrystalline materials and coatings, metal and ion melts), metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, materials science, medical materials.