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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" 


Subject Editor of IET Nanodielectrics



Academic / Professional qualifications

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


Teaching Interests

“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


Expertise & Capabilities

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:



Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Master of Physics, Moscow State University

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Projects 2007 2019

Research Output 2001 2019

Critical Care
Environmental Monitoring
Cross Infection

Mobility of charge carriers in dielectric liquids

Xue, Q., Timoshkin, I., Given, M. J., Wilson, M. P. & MacGregor, S. J., 23 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Dielectric liquids
Charge carriers
Carrier mobility
Mineral oils


Atmospheric non-thermal plasma discharges for cleaning and bio-decontamination

Author: Li, S., 1 Apr 2015

Supervisor: MacGregor, S. (Supervisor) & Timoshkin, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Characterisation of plasma closing switches filled with different gases

Author: McGarvey, C., 1 Apr 2016

Supervisor: MacGregor, S. (Supervisor) & Timoshkin, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis



Activities 2005 2019

External PhD examiner - University of Manchester

Igor Timoshkin (Examiner)
1 Nov 2019

Activity: Examination typesExamination

17th Technological Plasma Workshop

Igor Timoshkin (Participant)
9 Oct 201910 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference