Dr Igor Timoshkin


Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement


Leading Research 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-thermal Plasma Discharges

Pulsed Electric Fields for Lysis and Bio-Decontamination

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

Novel Dielectric Liquids in Power and Pulsed Power Systems



IEEE Xplore Author Profile



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


Former Voting Member of the Pulsed Power Science and Technology Committee in the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society (2017-2021)


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


Member of the International Advisory Committee of the bi-annual IEEE International Conference on Liquid Dielectrics 


Subject Editor of IET "Nanodielectrics"

Member of the Editorial board MDPI "Energies"




Has expertise in:

    Offering PhD opportunities/supervision in the following fields:

    Environmental applications of non-thermal plasma
    Air cleaning and decontamination by low temperature transient plasma
    Plasma discharges in water
    Dielectric properties of novel biodegradable insulation fluids for power and pulsed power applications
    Pulsed power
    Dielectric properties of environmentally friendly gases: Potential substitution of  SF6 in high voltage systems 

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




Prizes and awards

2019 Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Award (Nomination in the "Most Enthusiastic" Category)
2019 Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Award (Nomination in the "Most Innovative" Category)
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


MPhys, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation

PhD, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK

DIC, Diploma of Imperial College, London, UK

PgCert Advanced Academic Studies, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK



The design of a Python library for the automatic definition and simulation of transient ionization fronts
Wong Timothy, Timoshkin Igor, MacGregor Scott, Wilson Mark, Given Martin
IEEE Access Vol 11, pp. 26577-26592 (2023)
Modeling of the transient electric field in multilayer dielectric composites under impulsive HV energization
Wong Timothy, Timoshkin Igor, MacGregor Scott, Wilson Mark, Given Martin
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Vol 30, pp. 220-229 (2023)
Dielectric interfaces in HV technology : overview and theoretical approaches to the modelling of functional and breakdown behaviour
Wong T, Timoshkin I, MacGregor S, Wilson M, Given M
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine (2023)
Electric field distribution and thermal effects in biological cells under PEF treatment
Song B, Timoshkin I V, Wilson M P, Maclean M, Given MJ, MacGregor SJ
15th Universities High Voltage Network Colloquium (2023)
Impulsive breakdown behaviour of gases and gas-solid interfaces
Timoshkin Igor, Liu Ting, Wang Zhe, Yao Yuan, Wilson Mark, Given Martin, MacGregor Scott
9th Plasma Science & Entrepreneurship Workshop (2022)
Simulation of nonthermal plasma discharges in air and CO2 in sub-millimeter needle-plane gaps under fast-rising voltages
Wong Timothy, Timoshkin Igor, MacGregor Scott, Wilson Mark, Given Martin
The 75th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference (2022)

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”, EE574/974, year 5/MSc level, (module registrar)

MSc projects, 1 and 2 year projects 19900/19000, MSc level module

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


Professional activities

The 23rd International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering
15th Universities High Voltage Network Colloquium
PhD External Examiner
21st IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids
High Voltage and Pulsed Power Research activities at the University of Strathclyde
BTG Workshop - Net-Zero

More professional activities


Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Wong, Timothy
Timoshkin, Igor (Principal Investigator) MacGregor, Scott (Co-investigator) Wong, Timothy (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Soft and hard fault modelling in avionic HVDC systems: Analysis of physical processes and development of practical approaches in insulation coordination for More/All electric aircrafts
Timoshkin, Igor (Principal Investigator) Wilson, Mark (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Dougall, Laura
Maclean, Michelle (Principal Investigator) Timoshkin, Igor (Co-investigator) Dougall, Laura (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 01-Jan-2019
Breakdown Mechanisms and Processes in Dielectric Fluids
Timoshkin, Igor (Principal Investigator) Given, Martin (Co-investigator) MacGregor, Scott (Co-investigator)
26-Jan-2014 - 30-Jan-2014
Plasma Channel Drilling - Halliburton Year 1 programme
Timoshkin, Igor (Principal Investigator) MacGregor, Scott (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2015
Non-thermal plasma for cleaning and decontamination applications
Timoshkin, Igor (Principal Investigator) Given, Martin (Co-investigator) MacGregor, Scott (Co-investigator)
10-Jan-2014 - 09-Jan-2016

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College

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