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2017 Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP)

EIRC members Mattewos Tefferi, Zongze Li and Prof. Yang Cao participated the 2017 IEEE Annual Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP) in Fort Worth, TX. Graduate student Mattewos Tefferi gave an oral presentation on the topic of Medium Voltage DC insulation. Graduate student Zongze Li presented his recent work in poster on topic of novel aromatic polyurea for high energy density capacitors. This year, WhiteHead lecture was given by former EIRC director Dr. Steven Boggs on ” Research in the Age of Numerical Simulation”.

NSF High Voltage and Temperature(HVT) semi-annual meeting

UCONN successfully hosted NSF/HVT semi-annual meeting October 16-18, 2017. EIRC members give a project update presentation on the topic of HVDC/MVDC cabling-space charge dynamics, HVDC/MVDC ‐ Electronic Structure of Polyolefin, HVDC Grid Hardening against Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD), Discharge Resistant Materials for Circuit Breaker and Photo‐acoustic Based Dissolved Gas Analysis.  Mattewos’s poster on “Critical comparative study on EPR and XLPE for medium voltage cable” got first place award and Jing’s poster on “Discharge resistant materials for circuit breaker” got third place award in the poster competition. Congratulations Mattewos and Jing!

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