Dr. Leon Shpanin
Dr. Leon Shpanin joined the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering at Coventry University in March 2016. His previous post was in the Department of WMG, University of Warwick where he held a position as a Senior Teaching Fellow in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, developing a few Applied Engineering Programme modules for the undergraduate students. Dr. Shpanin has also served as a Senior Researcher in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences, at the Staffordshire University working on development of HVDC circuit interruptions. He also served as a Research Fellow in Control and Power Systems in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Computing Engineering at the University of Birmingham where he designed the renewable energy systems. Dr. Shpanin received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2006. He has over ten years of industrial experience in electrical, electronic engineering and RF communication systems where he worked in the variety of research, engineer and management positions in the UK and across the world. He holds a reviewer position in the IEEE Journals of Transactions on Plasma Science, Transactions on Mechatronics and Transactions on Power Delivery. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of IEEE and Higher Education Academy.
- Osuchukwu N., Shpanin L. (2017) ‘Feasibility Study of the Quadcopter Propeller Vibrations for the Energy Production’, 19th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. to be held in London, United Kingdom, February 16-17, 2017.
- Shpanin, L.M., Jones, G.R., and Spencer J.W. (2016) ‘Flux Concentrator for Compressing the Arc Plasma Column in a Current Interrupter’. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Gas Discharges and their Applications, ‘gd16’. Held 11-16 September 2016 in Nagoya, Japan, 197-200.
- Shpanin, L.M., Jones, G.R., Humphries, J.E., Spencer, J.W, Shammas, N.Y.A., and Tennakoon, S. B. (2014) ‘Empirical model for quasi direct current interruption with a convoluted arc’. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Gas Discharges and their Applications, ‘gd14’. Held 6-11 July 2014 in Orleans, France, 107-110.
- Shpanin, L.M., Jones, G.R., Humphries, J.E., Spencer, J.W., Shammas, N.Y.A., and Tennakoon, S.B. (2013) ‘R L C - induced current oscillations in convoluted arcs with independently activated magnetic fields’. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 41 (10), 2836-2841.
- Shpanin, L.M., Shammas, N.Y.A., Tennakoon, S.B., Jones, G.R., Humphries, J.E., and Spencer, J.W. (2013) ‘Direct current interruption with R L C circuit-convoluted arc interaction’. Journal of High Voltage Engineering 39 (9), 2166-2172.
- Wang, J., Luo, X., Yang, L., Shpanin, L., Jia, N., Mangan, S., and Deby, J.W. (2011) ‘Mathematical Modeling Study of Scroll Air Motors and Energy Efficiency Analysis – Part II’. IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics 16 (1), 122-132.
- Shpanin, L.M., Jones, G.R., and Spencer, J.W. (2010) ‘The production of plasma pulses with convoluted arc columns in atmospheric pressure air’. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 38 (3), 509-515.
- Shpanin, L.M., Jones, G.R., Humphries, J.E., and Spencer, J.W. (2009) ‘Current interruption using electromagnetically convolved electric arcs in gases’. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 24 (4), 1924-1930.
- Shpanin, L., Luo, X., and Wang, J. (2008) ‘Energy saving study of the pneumatic system by exhaust compressed air’. In Proceedings. of the 23rd IAR Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis, ‘23rd IAR Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis’. Held 27-28 November 2008 in Coventry, UK, 398-403.
- Development of a Novel Energy Efficient Magnetic Scroll Air Motor: In this project, an inventive approach is proposed for improvement of scroll energy efficiency - development of a Magnetic Scroll, which will allow a scroll air motor to work at lower and variable air pressures.