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Dr Igor Timoshkin


Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement


Leading Reseach in the Following Areas:


High Voltage Engineering, Pulsed Power Technology

Non-thermal Plasma For Environmental, Air Cleaning  and Bio-Medical Applications

Bio-decontamination and Oxidation Using Atmospheric Non-therma Plasma Discharges

Pulsed Electric Fields for Lysis and Bio-Decontamination

Transeint Plasmas in Water and Dielectric Liquids: Fundamental Properties and Practical Applications

Novel Dielectric Liquids in Power and Pulsed Power Systems


Membership in Professional Organisations:

Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

Senior Member of the IEEE 

Member of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society 

Member of the IEEE Dielectric and Electrical Insulation Society

Associated Member of the Institute of Physics


Member of The International Scientific Committee of the Series of International Conferences "Gas Discharges and Their Applications" 




Has expertise in:

    Offering PhD opportunities/supervision in the following fields:

    Environmental applications of non-thermal plasma
    Air cleaning and decontamination by low temperatire transeint plasma
    Plasma discharges in water
    Dielectric properties of novel biodegradable insulation fluids for power and pulsed power applications
    Pulsed power
    Transient discharges in gases


    Currently available Defined PhD Research projects under supervision of Dr Igor Timoshkin are listed here:


Prizes and awards

2016 Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Award (Nomination in the "Most Enthusiastic" Category)
2013 Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Award (Nomination in the "Most Supportive" Category)
Recipient of the Rolls-Royce Award to Inventors

more prizes and awards


Acoustic impulses generated by air-bubble stimulated underwater spark discharges
Sun Y., Timoshkin I. V., Given M. J., Wilson M. P., Wang T., MacGregor S. J., Bonifaci N.
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Vol 25, pp. 1915-1923, (2018)
Breakdown characteristics of plasma closing switch filled with air, N₂, CO₂, and Ar/O₂
Yao Yuan, Timoshkin Igor V., MacGregor Scott J., Wilson Mark P., Given Martin J., Wang Tao
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, (2018)
Characterisation and statistical analysis of breakdown data for a corona-stabilised switch in environmentally-friendly gas mixtures
Macpherson R. W., Wilson M. P., MacGregor S. J., Timoshkin I. V., Given M. J., Wang T.
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, (2018)
Pulsed ultraviolet light decontamination of artificially-generated microbiological aerosols
Dougall L. R., Gillespie J. B., MacLean M., Timoshkin I. V., Wilson M. P., MacGregor S. J.
IEEE 21st International Conference on Pulsed Power (PPC), 2017IEEE Pulsed Power Conference Proceedings, (2018)
Efficacy of antimicrobial 405 nm blue-light for inactivation of airborne bacteria
Dougall Laura R., Anderson John G., Timoshkin Igor V., MacGregor Scott J., MacLean Michelle
Proceedings of SPIE 7982, Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems 2011 Vol 10479, (2018)
Impulsive breakdown in water : optimisation of energy delivery for high acoustic output
Timoshkin I. V., Sun Y., Given M.J., Wilson M. P., MacGregor S. J., Bonifaci N.
2017 IEEE 19th International Conference on Dielectric Liquids (ICDL), (2017)

more publications


“Electromagnetism”, 19207, year 2 module (module registrar)

“Integrated Studies”, EE974, year 2 module, Communication project laboratories

Individual projects, 19496, year 4 module

“High Voltage Technologies and Electromagnetic Compatibility”, EE920, year 5/MSc level, (module registrar)

MSc projects, 19900, MSc level module

Teaching in the partner Universities in China under the framework of Articulation agreements


Professional activities

The 15th UK Technological Plasma Workshop
19th IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids
IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Member of programme committee
21st IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Invited Presentation at the North China Electric Power University "High Voltage and Pulsed Power Technologies and Their Practical Applications"
Invited speaker
Member of a PhD Examination Committee at TU/E, The Netherlands
External Examiner

more professional activities


Solid-gas interfaces stressed with HV impulses: Surface flashover behaviour and control
Wilson, Mark (Principal Investigator) MacGregor, Scott (Co-investigator) Timoshkin, Igor (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 30-Sep-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Dougall, Laura
MacLean, Michelle (Principal Investigator) Timoshkin, Igor (Co-investigator) Dougall, Laura (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Apr-2019
Timoshkin, Igor (Principal Investigator) MacGregor, Scott (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2011 - 23-Mar-2016
Doctoral Training Grant 2010 | McKenzie, Karen
Timoshkin, Igor (Principal Investigator) MacGregor, Scott (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2010 - 10-Sep-2014
Pre-breakdown physical processes in the dielectric liquids and water stressed with fast high-field electrical impulses
Timoshkin, Igor (Principal Investigator)
Sir David Anderson Bequest Award for Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Nomination of Dr Vladimir Atrazhev, Institute for High Temeratures, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow; £5,500
Period 01-Oct-2009 - 31-Oct-2009
Study of formation and development of pre-breakdown gas cavities in liquid under pulse electrical field conditions
Timoshkin, Igor (Principal Investigator) MacGregor, Scott (Principal Investigator) Given, M (Principal Investigator)
The Royal Society - International Joint project, £12,000
Period 01-Sep-2007 - 01-Dec-2009

more projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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