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


Voting Member of the Pulsed Power Science and Technology Committee in the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society


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




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

2019 Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Award (Nomination in the "Most Innovative" Category)
2019 Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Award (Nomination in the "Most Enthusiastic" 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 Colledge of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK

DIC, Diploma of Imperial Colledge, London, UK

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



Interface reactions between water cathode and ionic wind generated by d.c. corona discharge
Zhang Zhongshu, Wilson Mark, Timoshkin Igor, MacGregor Scott, Given Martin, Wang Tao
Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2020)
Field-time breakdown characteristics of air, N2, CO2, and SF6
Liu Ting, Timoshkin Igor V, MacGregor Scott J, Wilson Mark P, Given Martin J, Bonifaci Nelly, Hanna Rachelle
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (2020)
Continuous monitoring of aerial bioburden within intensive care isolation rooms and identification of 'high risk' activities
Dougall LR, Booth MG, Khoo E, Hood H, MacGregor SJ, Anderson JG, Timoshkin IV, MacLean M
Journal of Hospital Infection Vol 103, pp. 185-192 (2019)
Mobility of charge carriers in dielectric liquids
Xue Qingjiang, Timoshkin Igor, Given Martin J, Wilson Mark P, MacGregor Scott J
IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids (ICDL) 2019 (2019)
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)
Dynamic behaviour of sub- m particles in dielectric liquids under DC stress
Xue Qingjiang, Timoshkin Igor, Given M, Wilson Mark, Wang Tao, MacGregor Scott
EAPPC & BEAMS 2018 (2018)

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

UHVnet Colloquium
Peer Reviewer of an EPSRC Project Application
External PhD examiner - University of Manchester
17th Technological Plasma Workshop
Francis Boakye-Mensah
The 20th IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids (ICDL)

More professional activities


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-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Macpherson, Ruairidh Worthy
Wilson, Mark (Principal Investigator) Wilson, Mark (Principal Investigator) MacGregor, Scott (Co-investigator) Timoshkin, Igor (Co-investigator) Macpherson, Ruairidh Worthy (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-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

More projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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