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.

  • 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.