• United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Insulation coordination, environmentally friendly insulation fluids for power and pulsed power applications;

Environmental applications of non-thermal plasma;

Air cleaning and decontamination by low temperature transient plasma;

Plasma discharges in gases and liquids;

Dielectric properties of novel biodegradable insulation fluids for power and pulsed power applications;

Please contact igor.timoshkin@strath.ac.uk to discuss currently available Defined PhD Research projects under supervision of Dr Igor Timoshkin

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Personal profile

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



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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"



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”, 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


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
Dielectric properties of environmenatlly friendly gases: Potential substitution of  SF6 in high volatge systems 

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



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

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

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001

Master of Physics, Moscow State University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1992


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