Prof. Zhongdong Wang
The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
“Testing the Mechanical Integrity of Transformer Windings through Frequency Response Analysis”
Zhongdong Wang is a professor in High Voltage Engineering and Associate Dean for Internationalisation of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at The University of Manchester. She received her BSc and MSc degrees from Tsinghua University and PhD from UMIST Manchester. She joined The University of Manchester as a lecturer in 2000.Currently, she is leading the transformer research team at The university of Manchester one of the internationally leading group in research related to power transformers.
Over the past 20 years she has supervised over 45 PhD students/RAs/Visitors and has published over 69 journal papers and 150 international conference papers. Her research has been highly acclaimed by both academia and industry.
Zhongdong has attracted nearly £7.5m funding from both research councils and industry with nearly 70% under her name and the rest shared with colleagues. Her research impact case on Ester-based insulating liquids in 2014 has been rated by the REF sub-panel as “Outstanding”, and her EPSRC research on 'Diagnosis of Transformer Winding Deformation through Frequency Response Analysis' in 2005 was evaluated as 'Tending to International Leading'. Her recently completed research projects on “Oil Regeneration” was claimed by ENW “Innovation Strategy 2014”, submitted to OFGEM, as “its deployment would result in an investment saving of estimated £32m” for the RIIO ED1 period of 2015-23.
She has also established research collaborations with other UK and international universities including Chongqing University in China where she was one of the three Foreign Expertsupported by Chinese Government Foreign Experts Bureau 111 project.
During her career she has closely worked with the rest of the research community through various working groups and conferences. She has been anexpert member forsixCIGRE A2 and D1 working groups and currently acts as a member of the advisory committee for CIGRE D1.01-insulating liquids. She also has acted as technical committee member for several international conferences including CEIDP and CMD conferences. In 2017 she chaired the 19th IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids, which was hosted by The University of Manchester. In 2019, she broughttogether five internationally leading transformer research groups from UK, Germany, Australia and China establishing the University Transformer Research Alliance (UTRA), aspiring to reach out to transformer researchers worldwide and to advance research at a faster pace together, with a focus on aligning research better to the low-carbon energy requirements of modern power systems.
Prof. Andrea Cavallini
University of Bologna, Italy
“Electrical insulation challenges for the More Electrical Aircraft”
Andrea Cavallini got the master and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna. From 1995 to 1998 he was assistant professor at the University of Ferrara. Since 1998 he is associate professor at the University of Bologna. He teaches the course of PredictiveMaintenance and Diagnostics of Electrical Systems.
As a Ph.D. student and later on assistant professor, he worked in power quality, with an emphasis on harmonic distortion. He developed tools to predict harmonic currents injected by AC/DC converters, and models for probabilistic harmonic flow. Besides, he investigated flicker due to arc furnaces, active and passive filters, non-parametric load forecasting tools.
He became associate professor in 1998 and, since then, he works on endurance modelling and diagnostics of insulation systems. His research focuses on partial discharges detection and identification in diverse types of apparatus (cables, rotating machines, transformers, GIS) through innovative detection system. Artificial intelligence techniques are used to achieve PD source identification.
Currently, the physics of partial discharge phenomena and the degradation rate of electrical insulation systems subjected to PWM voltage waveforms is his principal line of investigation. Insulation systems of low voltage rotating machines, resin-cast/oil-filled transformers, and silicone gels are considered. In particular, the impact of thermal aging, temperature and pressure on inception of and endurance under partial discharge under repetitive surges is dealt with in depth due to its strong impact in the automotive and aerospace industry. As a new line of investigation, a contract was signed recently with ST-Microelectronics concerning the evaluation of insulation systems for microelectronics.
Other topics are the influence of VLF voltage waveforms on PD activity and treeing inception in cables, the behaviour of PD in paper-oil insulation subjected to mixed AC+DC waveforms, PD detection in HVDC cables.
He is co-author of about 250 scientific papers and 15 international patents, co-founder of the University spin-off Techimp and is active in IEEE (DEIS Adcom member 2010-2016, DEIS Education c.tte chair from 2010, DEIS Italy Chapter President, member of insulating materials endurance WG), CIGRE (Italian national representative 2004-2008, convener of WG D1.43 and D1.74 both regarding electrical insulation under repetitive voltage surges), and IEC TC 2 MT 10.
Prof. Boonchai Techaumnat
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
“Electromechanics of Particles in Dielectric Systems”
Boonchai Techaumnat was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1970. He received the B.Eng. in 1990 and M.Eng. degree in 1995 from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and the doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Kyoto University in 2001. He joined the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University as a lecturer in 1995. He is now a professor at the faculty.
Boonchai Techaumnat received the medal prize for new scholars from the Thailand Research Fund in 2005, the Nanobiotechnology Premium from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in 2009, and the book prize from the Institute of Electrical Engineers Japan in 2011 for "Electric Fields in Composite Dielectrics and their Applications”. His research interests include numerical field analysis, electrical insulation, bioelectromagnetics, and particle electromechanics.
Prof. Shengtao Li
Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
“Novel condition monitoring technologies of power equipment”
Shengtao Li received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China, in 1990. He was a Lecturer, Associate Professor, and Professor of XJTU in 1990, 1993, and 1998, respectively. He was a JSPS Research Fellow at Waseda University, Japan, in 1996, and was also a Senior Visiting Scholar at University of Southampton, UK, in 2001. From 1993 to 2003, he was a deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulating and Power Equipment (SKLEIPE) at XJTU. Since 2003, he has been an executive deputy director of SKLEIPE. He was awarded a Distinguished Young Scholar of China by the National Science Foundation in 2006. He gave Liu Ziyu Memorial Lecture on the 11th International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials (ICPADM) in 2015. He was the chair of the 6th International Conference on Conditional Monitoring and Diagnosis (CMD) in 2016, 1st International Conference on Electrical Materials and Power Equipment (ICEMPE) in 2017, the 12th International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials (ICPADM) in 2018. He will be the chair of the 22th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering in 2021. His research interests include dielectric theory and its application, electrical insulation technology. He can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Deadline of Abstract Submission
January 31, 2020
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Notification for Authors
April 20, 2020
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July 13, 2020
Notification of Paper Acceptance
August 10, 2020
Deadline of Camera Ready
September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020
October 25 – 28, 2020