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2017 IEEE ELECTRIC SHIP TECHNOLOGIES SYMPOSIUM

EIRC members Hiep Nguyen and Prof. Cao participated the 2017 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium in Arlington, VA. Graduate student Hiep Nguyen gave a poster on the topic of Nanostructured Insulation for High Torque Density Electric Propulsion Motors. Congratulation Hiep!

NSF High Voltage and Temperature(HVT) annual meeting

All EIRC members participated in the NSF annual meeting held in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Mona Ghassemi and graduate student Mattewos Tefferi gave a nice oral presentation on the topic of HVDC Grid Hardening against Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) and HVDC/MVDC cabling-space charge dynamics. Mattewos’s poster on HVDC/MVDC system got second place award in the poster competition.

UConn Wins Funding for Study of Insulators

UConn Wins Funding for Study of Insulators

UConn Receives NSF Award to Improve Power Grid Technology

UConn Receives NSF Award to Improve Power Grid Technology

2016 Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP)

EIRC members Zongze, Hiep, Zhengyu, Boya and Prof. Cao participated the 2016 IEEE Annual Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP) in Toronto, Canada. Graduate student Zongze Li gave a nice oral presentation on the topic of prebreakdown conduction while other members presented their most recent work in posters over a broad range of topics including  electrical properties of liquid-solid interface for wet-mate DC connector used in subsea Oil & Gas electrification and nanostructured dielectric materials for pulsed power energy storage.

3D circuit breaker ANSYS Fluent/Maxwell simulation by Dr. Shile Ma featured in UCONN Today newspaper

New UConn Center Will Give CT Manufacturers Access to Modeling Technology

 

EIRC welcomes new visiting scholar for Fall 2016

Mr. Boya Zhang joins EIRC from Tsinghua University in China. Welcome Boya!

Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Honored at U.S. White House

Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Honored at U.S. White House

Grants & Funding Awards

August 5, 2016
Dr. Cao’s research on Electric Propulsion Insulation for ONR has received additional funding of $197,963 to bring the total grant to $280,155 through May 15, 2017. This project is conducted in collaboration with Prof. Ali Bazzi of ECE.
Dr. Cao received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) award of $98,077 from ONR to develop “Laser Induced Pulse Pressure for Advanced Dielectric Research for Pulsed Power and Electric Propulsion” through July 14, 2017.
Dr. Cao received an award of $25,000 from Army Research Lab to develop Nanocoating for High Energy Density Capacitor Films through Dec. 22, 2016. This seed project will be conducted in collaboration with Prof. Luyi Sun.

Grants & Funding Awards

July 5, 2016
Dr. Cao, Dr. Sotzing and Dr. Ramprasad (PI) have received a funding award of $1,050,000 from Navy & Marine Corp S&T to conduct research on Rational Design of Polymer Dielectrics via Synergistic Computations, Synthesis and Characterization through Dec. 31, 2018.