Roman Shapovalov

Contact Information:


Address: 112 NAME Bldg, 2600 Draper Rd.

Lab: Plasma, Pulsed Power, and Microwave Laboratory


Idaho State University

PhD, Applied Physics, 2016

MS, Applied Physics, 2012

Kharkiv State University, Ukraine

MS, Nuclear Physics, 1997


Dr. Roman Shapovalov earned his Ph.D. from Idaho State University in 2016. There he developed a novel, compact and portable pulser for x-pinch applications. After completion of his PhD, Dr. Shapovalov was with the University of Rochester (2017-2019), where he conducted research on pulsed-power development for plasma experiments. In January 2020, Dr. Shapovalov joined the University of Michigan, Plasma, Pulsed Power & Microwave Lab, where he continues his research in pulsed power with emphasis on high power microwave generation.

He holds two master degrees, first from Kharkiv State University (1997), Ukraine, for his research of photodisintegration of nitrogen in the intermediate energy region, and second from Idaho State University (2012), for the study of two neutron correlations in photofission of actinides. After graduation, Roman worked at Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant (1997–2007), Ukraine, where he was responsible for nuclear-fuel-load safety simulations.

In his spare time, Roman is a recreational runner, exploring nearby trails and training for his next marathon.