Dr Dmitriy Kuvshinov

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

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Dr Dmitriy Kuvshinov has more than 20 years of experience in materials science and natural gas processing.

His work covers heterogeneous catalysis, nanostructured carbon material synthesis and application (bio- and chemistry, food, medical, electronics), hydrogen production and development of NG utilisation technologies at the pilot scale.

Dr Kuvshinov’s fields of professional expertise involve R&D of low temperature plasma processes with application to gas, liquid and solid materials modification, detoxification and utilisation.

He has intensive first-hand experience in R&D of micro- and lab-on-a-chip devices with application in bio-medical processes including drug screening. Dr Dmitriy Kuvshinov has secured research funding of over £6 million.



Research Interests

  • Heterogeneous catalysis related to nanostructured carbon materials synthesis
  • Carbon nano materials synthesis, optimisation and application (chemistry, biology and electronics)
  • Natural gas conversion technologies R&D
  • Low temperature corona and DBD plasma development and application (food sustainability, CO2 utilisation processes, waste and medical materials treatment)
  • Micro-nano bubbles synthesis and application (new materials synthesis, waste treatment, gene engineering)
  • Lab-on-a-chip systems research, development and application (chemical, pharmacy and medical industries)
  • COMSOL-based modelling of the processes with complex physics

Research groups

  • Biobased Materials and Biofules
  • Nanomaterials
  • Lab-on-a-Chip devices


Okezue C and Kuvshinov D, 'A comprehensive study of the effect of chemical impurities on selection and sizing of centrifugal machines for supercritical carbon dioxide transport pipelines', Applied Energy, 2018, vol 230, pp 816-835 (2018)

Pandhal J, Siswanto A, Kuvshinov D, Zimmerman W, Lawton L, Edwards C, 'Cell lysis and detoxification of cyanotoxins using a novel combination of microbubble generation and plasma microreactor technology for ozonation', Frontiers in Microbiology, section: Aquatic Microbiology (2018)

Bower R, Green V, Kuvshinova E, Kuvshinov D, Karsai L, Crank S, Stafford N and Greenman J, 'Maintenance of head and neck tumour on-chip: Gateway to personalised treatment?', Future Science OA, FSO174, DOI 10.4155/fsoa-2016-0089 (2017)

Kuvshinov D, Bown M R, MacInnes J M et al, 'Thermal conductivity measurement of liquids in a microfluidic device', Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, vol 10, Issue 1, pp 123-132, DOI: 10.1007/s10404-010-0652-x (2011)

Solovev E A, Kuvshinov D G, Chukanov I S, Ermakov D Y, Kuvshinov G G, 'Hydrogen production based on selective catalytic pyrolysis of propane', Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering, 42.5, pp 611-622 (2008)

Full publications list



Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • 701014 Chemical Engineering of Nano-Materials. Module leader. Lecturer.
  • 701023 Process’ Modelling and Simulation. Advanced. Module leader. Lecturer.
  • 400469 Transport Process I and Introduction to Materials Science. Module leader. Lecturer.
  • 500674 Chemical Dynamics and Statics of a Process Equipment. Lecturer.


In addition, Dr Kuvshinov has been contributing to the following modules


  • 57170 Fluid Mechanics. (Y2, L5, S2, 10 Credits)
  • 57278 Principles of Separation Processes and Particle Technology (Y1, L7, S2, 10 Credits)
  • 06061 Preparing for Learning in Higher Education (Y1, L3, S1)
  • 57212 Engineering Global Challenge I (Y1, L4, S2)
  • 57305 Separation Processes & Particle Technology (Y2, L5, S2, 10 Credits)
  • 57234 Engineering Global Challenge 2 (Y2, L5, S2)
  • 57157 Chemical Engineering Project – Part A (Y4, L7, S1 and S2)
  • 57175 Chemical Engineering Project – Part B (Y4, L7, S2)
  • 57276 Individual Project (MSc) (Y1, L7, S3)
  • 57340 Chemical Engineering Design Project (Y3, L6, S1 and S2)

Research PhDs

Dr Kuvshinov welcomes applications in the areas of


  • Catalytic conversion of natural gas to hydrogen rich mixtures and nano-carbons.
  • Carbon nano-materials synthesis, optimisation and application in chemistry, biology and pharma.
  • Low temperature corona and DBD plasma driven processes development with application in sanitation, detoxification, CO2capture and utilisation, medical and waste materials treatment including plastics.
  • Lab-on-a-Chip systems research, development and application (chemical, pharmacy and medical industries).
  • COMSOL-based modelling of the processes with complex physics.


Completed PhDs

  • Dr Nuhu Mamman Musa. Title: "Development of a bubble enhanced energy efficient indoor air clearing and purification technology". 2018.


Current PhD supervisions

  • Mr Chimaoge Okezue. Title: "Study of the Design and Operation of CO2 Pipeline Network In the Humber Region through Modelling and Simulation"


Available funded PhD positions

  • Analysis-on-a-roll platforms for automated and high frequency remote sensing of natural geochemical fluxes
  • Cutting edge optical spectroscopy for sensing particulate pollutants in aquatic systems


Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK

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