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Alexander Nikolaevich Shpiganovich was born on May 15, 1939 in the village of Golovchitsy, Narovlyansky District, Gomel Region (Byelorussia). In 1957 he graduated from a high school. In 1957 he started work as an underground wireman at the Kirov mine of the Karaganda coal-mining field, then in 1960 – as a wireman of a building materials factory. In 1961, A. Shpiganovich entered the Omsk Polytechnic Institute to major in “Electrical measuring equipment” and successfully graduated in 1966 qualified as an electrical engineer. After graduation, he was sent to Karaganda, Kazakhstan, to work in the design institute Giprouglegormash as a foreman in the laboratory of electrical measurement and electric drive, and later he took the position of the chief power engineer of the Karagandastroydetal enterprise. From 1968 to 1994 he worked at the Karaganda Polytechnic Institute as a senior lecturer, then as an assistant professor, a professor, the head of the department of power supply for industrial enterprises, a dean. In 1974, A. Shpiganovich defended his dissertation for the degree of candidate of technical sciences, and in 1978 he was awarded the academic title of associate professor of the department of power supply for industrial enterprises. In 1988 he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, and in 1989 he was awarded the title of professor of the department of mining electromechanics. Because of the collapse of the Soviet Union, A. Shpiganovich moved to Lipetsk in 1994 at the invitation of S.L. Kotsar, the then rector of the Lipetsk Polytechnic Institute, where he began to work as a professor of the department of electrical engineering, and since 1995 he has been heading the department of electrical equipment.

A. Shpiganovich gained fame as the founder of the theory of random impulse flows and an outstanding scientist in the development of fundamental statements and production tasks with respect to the reliability of large systems and energy-saving technologies.

A. Shpiganovich performed his main research in accordance with the plans of the sectoral scientific research of the USSR Ministries of Energy, Mining Industry and Non-Ferrous Metallurgy and by the orders of the Ministries of Atomic Energy, Metallurgy, and RAO Unified Energy Systems of Russia. The demand of his research is confirmed by grants from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, the Russian Federation's Competition Center for Fundamental Natural Science.

As a scientist, A. Shpiganovich is recognized both in Russia and abroad (Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc.), where his works on increasing the efficiency of electrical supply systems and developing optimization methods in engineering solutions are used. Since 1976, A. Shpiganovich constantly performs both federal and international programs. This made it possible to develop the guiding materials on systems reliability, the economic efficiency of their equipment, their maintenance planning with their approval by the Ministries of Energy and Coal Industry (Supplement RTM 12.25.001-77 and RTM 12.25.005-80). Following the results of his research, A. Shpiganovich published 13 monographs, 5 textbooks, 21 manuals, received 6 copyright certificates and 27 patents for inventions, 4 certificates of state registration of computer programs, published 594 papers.

Under his leadership and with his creative participation, a scientific school is developing in the direction of “Energy-saving structures of energy systems”. A. Shpiganovich is the Honored Worker of Higher School of the Russian Federation, full member of the Academy of Mining Sciences, Academician of the Academy of Natural Science, Academician of the International European Academy, Academician of the Kazakh Academy of Natural Sciences, Chairman of the Dissertation Council D212.108.01, Editor-in-Chief of the scientific, technical and production peer-reviewed journal “News of Higher Educational Institutions of the Black Earth Region”, chairman of the students’ electrotechnical scientific society. He is awarded the diploma of the European Scientific and Industrial Chamber, badges “For outstanding achievements in the field of higher education”, “Miner’s Glory III class”, “Honored Worker of Higher School of the Russian Federation”, and “Veteran of Labor”. In 2005, A. Shpiganovich was awarded the Order of Friendship, in 2007 he won the regional Moskalenko Prize and in 2016 he won the regional Basov prize.

The name of A. Shpiganovich is included in the All-Russian encyclopedia “Scientists of Russia” in 2008, as well as in the list of personalities of the 5th anniversary edition of the All-Russian Encyclopedia “The Best People of Russia” (section “Person”) for 2005-2006 which presents the citizens of Russia, whose merits and labor most significantly influence the development of the Russian state and society.

Participation in grants, government assignments and contractual works:

Head of the RFBR grant N17-48-480083 r_a “Optimization of dynamics and energy conservation in the electrical complexes of territorial and industrial clusters of the Lipetsk region”;

He was the head of the RFBR grant N14-48-03629 p_centr_a “Optimization of dynamics and energy saving in electrical engineering complexes of metallurgical productions”, 2014-2016;

He was the head of the RFBR grant 03-02-96470 r2003tschr_а “Alternative energy sources (mini hydro power plants in the conditions of Central Black Earth)”, 2003;

He was the head of work within the framework of the government assignment, reg. number 114062570003, “Development of the theory of analyzing the  failure-free operation of hierarchical power supply systems under the random influence of a complex of negative electromagnetic disturbances”, 2014-2015;

He was the head of work on the government assignment within the framework of the departmental target program for the development of the scientific potential of higher education in 2009-2011, N2.1.2 / 14012, “Research and modeling of processes of dynamic compensation of voltage amplitude distortions in power supply systems”;

He was the head of work within the framework of the state order, reg. number 7.8130.2013, “Development of theoretical foundations for building autonomous power supply systems based on alternative energy technologies”.

Participation as a contractor:

Implementation of scientific research by order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia according to the thematic plan N51-86 / 51 “Development of theoretical foundations for building the dynamic suppression of amplitude-phase distortions of voltage”, 2010;

Implementation of scientific research within the framework of the government assignment N01201157511 “Development of the theory of transient processes and their normalization in energy transportation, distribution and consumption systems”, 2011

He has been the head and participant of a significant number of contractual works.


A. Shpiganovich’s publications in journals covered by Scopus and Web of Science:

1. Shpiganovich A.N., Shpiganovich A.A., Pushnitsa K.A. On the applicability of the Mayr arc model for studying current chopping and overvoltages generated by low-oil current breakers. Russian Electrical Engineering. 2017, N 6, Т. 88, pp. 378-380; DOI: 10.3103/S1068371217060141

2. Shpiganovich A.N., Shpiganovich A.A., Zatsepin E.P., Astanin S.S. Estimation of electrical equipment service. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web. 2017, Vol. 4, Issue 15; DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-12-2017.153472

3. Shpiganovich A. N., Shpiganovich A. A., Fedorov O. V. Concerning the Opportunity of Fail-safe Systems Development // 2017 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, APPLICATIONS AND MANUFACTURING (ICIEAM); DOI: 10.1109/ICIEAM.2017.8076255

4. Shpiganovich A.N., Pushnitsa K.A. An imitation model of a power-supply system of oxygen-converter manufacturing to analyze switching overvoltage. Russian Electrical Engineering, 2016, N 6, Т. 87, pp. 316-319; DOI: 10.3103/S1068371216060092

5. Shpiganovich A. N., Chelyadin V.L. One of methods of calculating the no-failure operation indices of 'object - protection system' complex. Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Gornyi Zhurnal, 2003, N5,pp.85-89.

6. Shpiganovich A. N.,Maslovskaya T.N. Effect of the reliability of electrical equipment on the parameters of sectional bulk transport and the performance of mining machinery. Soviet Mining Science, 1982, N18 (6), pp. 503-506; DOI: 10.1007/BF02528372

7. Klimov B.G., Shpiganovich A. N. The efficiency of two-speed bunker feeders. Soviet Mining Science, 1974, N10(6),pp. 689-693;  DOI: 10.1007/BF02501038


Editorial board

Members of the editorial board of the journal "News of higher educational institutions Chernozem region"


1. Pogodaev Anatoly Kiryanovich, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Rector of Lipetsk State Technical University (Russia).

2. Bialy Witold, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of the Silesian Technical University (Poland).

3. Voltchev Stanimir, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of the Electrical Engineering Department of the Energy Section of the Faculty of Science and New Technologies of the University of Lisbon (Portugal).

4. Krasnyansky Mikhail Nikolayevich, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of Tambov State Technical University (Russia).

5. Kudrin Boris Ivanovich, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of the Electrical Supply Department of the Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Russia).

6. Lucas Wilmar Adolfovich, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of Berlin Technical University (Germany).

7. Nayzabekov Abdrakhman Batyrbekovich, Doctor of Technical Sciences. professor, rector of the republican state enterprise on the right of economic management "Rudnensky industrial institute" of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan).

8. Stepanov Vladimir Mikhailovich, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department "Power Engineering" of Tula State University (Russia).

9. Sukhinin Boris Vladimirovich, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electrical Equipment of Tula State University (Russia).

10. Timoshin Sergey Ivanovich, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Professor of Gomel State Technical University named after Sukhoi (Byelorussia).

11. Troyanovska Maltorzata, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor. Head of the Department of Energy and Automation of Agricultural Processes of the Agricultural University in Krakow (Poland)