2023 DEIS Graduate Fellowship Winners

Every year, the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society offers fellowships to eligible graduate students who are pursuing areas of work of interest to the society.

To learn more about the fellowship or apply for a future one, check out the Education portion of the DEIS website here.

Below are the 2023 fellows (in alphabetical order):

Fabian Bill

After attaining his B.Sc. in material science at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, Fabian Bill continued with his master’s studies in the very same field. Since mid-2022, he is pursuing a doctoral degree at ETH Zurich in the High Voltage Laboratory. His work is in the domain of high voltage direct current insulation research with a focus on cable joint materials and their conductivity.

Project Title: “Vitrimers – a Step Towards a More Sustainable Transmission Grid?

Ghada Gmati

Ghada Gmati was born in Tunisia in 1995. She holds an Engineering and Master’s degrees in Electrical Power Systems from the National Engineering School of Tunis, awarded in 2019. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada, within the Research Chair on the Aging of Equipment Installed on High Voltage Lines (ViAHT). Her research interests include insulating materials for power apparatus, temperature and moisture monitoring, and bubbling phenomena within power transformers.

Project Title: “Dynamic Moisture and Temperature Monitoring Modules for Power Transformers

Haoliang Liu

Haoliang Liu (Graduate Student Member, IEEE) was born in Tianjin, China, in 1996. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tianjin University, Tianjin, in 2018, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the School of Electrical Engineering and Information. His main research interests include the failure mechanism and performance improvement method of dielectrics in extreme environments.

Project Title: “Space Charge Measurement of Polymer Dielectrics in Strong Magnetic Field Based on Current Integral Method

Praveen Sahu

Praveen Sahu, born in Chhattisgarh, India, in 1991, received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from IIT Madras in 2017 and his BTech degree in electrical design manufacturing engineering from IIITDM, India, in 2013. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in the School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University (WL), USA, where his research focuses on alternative treatments for breast cancer using electric pulses.

Project Title: “Intracellular Protein Interactions of Biodielectric Triple Negative Cancer Cells Treated with Electric Pulses

Meng Zhou

Meng Zhou was born in Hunan Province, China in 2001. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2022. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS), Tsinghua University. His research interests include the design of functional insulation materials and the assessment of electrical equipment condition.

Project Title: “Dielectric Gradient Materials Fabrication: A Synergy of Electric Field Assistance and Photocuring 3D Printing