Every year, students pursuing a Ph.D. are invited to apply for a graduate fellowship, which are offered by DEIS to further graduate education in the areas of electrical insulation and dielectric phenomena of interest to the Society and are open to suitable candidates from all over the world. Typically, three applicants are awarded a fellowship. This year, DEIS is pleased to present five applicants with a fellowship. For students interested in applying, you can read more about the fellowship here.
The 2018 Fellowship Awardees are as follows:
Affiliation: North China Electric Power University
Project Title: Interface Charge Characteristic of Insulation Structures under Various Voltage Stresses
Chunjia Gao was born in Shandong Province, China, on 5th August 1991. He received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from China Agricultural University in 2013. Now he is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, North China Electric Power University. His current research interests include electric field and space/interface charge characteristics in electrical insulation structures.
Project Title: Working mechanism of nanoparticles on charge transport, streamer propagation and breakdown property of transformer oil
Yang Ge was born in Shandong, China in 1991. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from China Agricultural University in 2010. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate supervised by Prof. Chengrong Li (IEEE Senior Member, IET Fellow) and Yuzhen Lv (vice supervisor) at North China Electric Power University. He is a student member of IEEE and also a DEIS member. His research interests include charge transport, streamer propagation and breakdown property of transformer oil-based nanofluid. Based on streamer characteristics, the relationship between the charge transport at the micro-level and the breakdown property at the macro-level is built up to reveal the working mechanism of nanoparticles on transformer oil.
Project Title: Proteomic Analysis of Breast Cancer Cell Plasma Membrane Electroporation using Ultra-Microsecond and Other Pulses
Lakshya is currently a Ph.D. student at Purdue University, where he studies electrochemotherapy for aggressive forms of breast cancer. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2013 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) in 2015 and subsequently worked as a Post Graduate Engineer Trainee at ALSTOM Transport India Ltd. until 2016.
Maryam Mesgarpour Tousi
Project Title: Nonlinear dielectrics for partial discharge control in next-generation wide bandgap power electronics modules
Maryam Mesgarpour Tousi received the B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2010, and the M.Sc. degree from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2012. Since 2015, she has been a Ph.D. student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is a member of IEEE and DEIS.
Project Title: Study on Synergistic Effects of C3F7CN Gas Mixtures
Zhikang Yuan was born in Quzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, in 1992. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from North China Electric Power University, Beijing, in 2014. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate from the high voltage & EMC laboratory of North China Electric Power University. His research interests include SF6 substitute gases, outdoor insulation apparatus. Till now, he is the author of 18 scientific papers.