The University of Southampton

Research

Research interests

My research interest lies in the field of advanced insulation materials, with focus on nanostructured polymers. Filler-matrix interactions and their impact on the bulk properties of a given insulation material are topic of much of my research output, as well as to develop methods to simulate these interactions. Simulations are a useful tool but as Richard Feynman once said: If it disagrees with experiment, it's wrong. Hence I am very keen on testing all hypotheses with experimental work.

Publications

van den Ende, Daan, Kamminga, Jan-Dirk, Boersma, Arjen, Andritsch, Thomas and Steeneken, Peter G. (2013) Voltage controlled surface wrinkling of elastomeric coatings Advanced Materials, 25, (25), pp. 3438-3442. (doi:10.1002/adma.201300459).

Kochetov, R., Korobko, A.V., Andritsch, T., Morshuis, P.H.F., Picken, S.J. and Smit, J.J. (2011) Modelling of the thermal conductivity in polymer nanocomposites and the impact of the interface between filler and matrix Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 44, (39), p. 5401. (doi:10.1088/0022-3727/44/39/395401).

Kochetov, R., Andritsch, Thomas, Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2012) Anomalous behaviour of the dielectric spectroscopy response of nanocomposites IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 19, (1), pp. 107-117. (doi:10.1109/TDEI.2012.6148508).

Andritsch, Thomas, Fabiani, Davide and Ramirez-Vazquez, Isaias (2013) Nanodielectrics: examples of preparation and microstructure IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, pp. 1-11.

Kochetov, R, Schlager Ospino, A H, Andritsch, T, Morshuis, P H F, Smitt, J J, Feller, T and Wagner, J (2013) DC Breakdown Investigation on Polyurethane Elastomeric Films with and without Deposited Electrodes At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 37-40.

Andritsch, T.M., Lunding, A., Morshuis, P.H.F., Negle, H. and Smit, J.J. (2007) Dielectric behavior of syntactic foams at low temperatures and frequencies At Annual Report - Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, 2007 (CEIDP 2007), Canada. 14 - 17 Oct 2007. , pp. 504-507. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2007.4451633).

Andritsch, T., Lunding, A., Morshuis, P.H.F., Negle, H. and Smit, J.J. (2008) Permittivity in epoxy based syntactic foam nanocomposites At 2008 CEIDP. Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, 2008, Canada. 26 - 29 Oct 2008. , pp. 513-516. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2008.4772892).

Andritsch, T., Lunding, A., Morshuis, P.H.F., Negle, H. and Smit, J.J. (2008) The investigation of the permittivity of syntactic foam under varying humidity At CEIDP 2008: Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada. 26 - 29 Oct 2008. , pp. 490-493. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2008.4772769).

Kochetov, R., Andritsch, T., Lafont, U., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2009) Thermal conductivity of nano-filled epoxy systems At IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, 2009, Virginia Beach, United States. 18 - 21 Oct 2009. , pp. 658-661. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2009.5377801).

Andritsch, T., Kochetov, R., Gebrekiros, Y.T., Lafont, U., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2009) Synthesis and dielectric properties of epoxy based nanocomposites At IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, 2009, Virginia Beach, United States. 18 - 21 Oct 2009. , pp. 523-526. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2009.5377771).

Kochetov, R., Andritsch, T., Lafont, U., Morshuis, P.H.F., Picken, S.J. and Smit, J.J. (2009) Preparation and dielectric properties of epoxy - BN and epoxy - AlN nanocomposites At EIC 2009. IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference, 2009. 31 May - 03 Jun 2009. , pp. 397-400. (doi:10.1109/EIC.2009.5166378).

Kochetov, R., Andritsch, T., Lafont, U., Morshuis, P.H.F., Picken, S.J. and Smit, J.J. (2009) Thermal behaviour of epoxy resin filled with high thermal conductivity nanopowders At EIC 2009. IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference, 2009. 31 May - 03 Jun 2009. , pp. 524-528. (doi:10.1109/EIC.2009.5166402).

Kochetov, R., Andritsch, T., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2010) Effect of filler size on complex permittivity and thermal conductivity of epoxy-based composites filled with BN particles At 2010 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), United States. 17 - 20 Oct 2010. , pp. 1-4. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2010.5723962).

Kochetov, R., Andritsch, T., Lafont, U., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2010) Effects of inorganic nanofillers and combinations of them on the complex permittivity of epoxy-based composites At Conference Record of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Electrical Insulation (ISEI), United States. 06 - 09 Jun 2010. , pp. 1-5. (doi:10.1109/ELINSL.2010.5549781).

Kochetov, R., Andritsch, T., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2010) Dielectric response and thermal conductivity of epoxy resin filled with nanoalumina particles of different size in ?, ? and ? phase At 2010 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), United States. 17 - 20 Oct 2010. , pp. 1-4. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2010.5723963).

Kochetov, Roman, Andritsch, Thomas, Morshuis, Peter H.F. and Smit, Johan J. (2010) Thermal and electrical behaviour of epoxy-based microcomposites filled with Al2O3 and SiO2 particles At 2010 International Symposium on Electrical Insulation, United States. 06 - 09 Jun 2010. , pp. 1-5. (doi:10.1109/ELINSL.2010.5549745).

Andritsch, T., Kochetov, R., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2010) Short term DC breakdown and complex permittivity of Al2O3- and MgO-epoxy nanocomposites At 2010 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), United States. 17 - 20 Oct 2010. , pp. 1-4. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2010.5723960).

Frechette, Michel F., Vijh, Ashok, Trudeau, Michel L., Utracki, Leszek, Sami, Abdelkalek, David, Eric, Laurent, Christian, Morshuis, Peter, Andritsch, Thomas, Kochetov, Roman, Vaughan, Alun, Castellon, Jerome, Fabiani, Davide, Gubanski, Stanislaw, Kindersberger, Josef, Reed, Clive, Krivda, Andrej, Fothergill, John, Dodd, Steven, Guastavino, Francesco and Alamdari, Houshang (2010) Nanodielectrics: a "universal" panacea for solving all electrical insulation problems? At 2010 10th IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics (ICSD), Germany. 04 - 09 Jul 2010. , pp. 1-3. (doi:10.1109/ICSD.2010.5568070).

Andritsch, Thomas, Kochetov, Roman, Gebrekiros, Yonas T., Morshuis, Peter H.F. and Smit, Johan J. (2010) Short term DC breakdown strength in epoxy based BN nano- and microcomposites At 2010 10th IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics (ICSD), Germany. 04 - 09 Jul 2010. , pp. 1-4. (doi:10.1109/ICSD.2010.5568098).

Morshuis, P.H.F., Andritsch, T., Kochetov, R., Frechette, M.F., Martinez, H.D., Savoie, S., Krivda, A., Smith, L.E. and Zegarac, D. (2010) Dielectric frequency response of epoxy-based composites with various silica filler sizes At 2010 10th IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics (ICSD), Germany. 04 - 09 Jul 2010. , pp. 1-4. (doi:10.1109/ICSD.2010.5568094).

Andritsch, T., Kochetov, R., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2010) DC conduction in epoxy based nano- and mesocomposites At 2010 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), United States. 17 - 20 Oct 2010. , pp. 1-4. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2010.5723965).

Andritsch, Thomas, Kochetov, Roman, Morshuis, Peter H.F. and Smit, Johan J. (2010) Dielectric properties and space charge behavior of MgO-epoxy nanocomposites At 2010 10th IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics (ICSD), Germany. 04 - 09 Jul 2010. , pp. 1-4. (doi:10.1109/ICSD.2010.5568012).

Kochetov, R., Andritsch, T., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2011) Impact of postcuring and water absorption on the dielectric response of epoxy-based composites filled with MgO nanoparticles At 2011 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Mexico. 16 - 19 Oct 2011. , pp. 342-345. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2011.6232666).

Andritsch, T., Kochetov, R., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2011) Proposal of the polymer chain alignment model At 2011 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Mexico. 16 - 19 Oct 2011. , pp. 624-627. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2011.6232734).

Andritsch, Thomas, Kochetov, Roman, Lennon, Barry, Morshuis, Peter H.F. and Smit, Johan J. (2011) Space charge behavior of magnesium oxide filled epoxy nanocomposites at different temperatures and electric field strengths At 2011 Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 05 - 08 Jun 2011. , pp. 136-140. (doi:10.1109/EIC.2011.5996133).

Kochetov, R., Korobko, A.V., Andritsch, T., Morshuis, P.H.F., Picken, S.J. and Smit, J.J. (2011) Three-phase lewis-nielsen model for the thermal conductivity of polymer nanocomposites At 2011 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Mexico. 16 - 19 Oct 2011. , pp. 338-341. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2011.6232665).

Andritsch, T., Kochetov, R., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2011) The complex permittivity of epoxy based nanocomposites with alumina and magnesium oxide fillers at very low temperatures At 2011 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Mexico. 16 - 19 Oct 2011. , pp. 306-309. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2011.6232657).

Andritsch, T., Morshuis, P.H.F., Smit, J.J., Jean, P., van Kessel, R., Wattez, A. and Fourmon, A. (2012) Challenges of using electroactive polymers in large scale wave energy converters At 2012 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Canada. 14 - 17 Oct 2012. , pp. 786-789. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2012.6378898).

Jin, H., Andritsch, T., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J. J. (2012) AC breakdown voltage and viscosity of mineral oil based SiO2 nanofluids At 2012 Annual Report Conference on 2012 Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Canada. , pp. 902-905. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2012.6378927).

Krivda, A., Tanaka, T., Frechette, M., Castellon, J., Fabiani, D., Montanari, G., Gorur, R., Morshuis, P., Gubanski, S., Kindersberger, J., Vaughn, A., Pelissou, S., Tanaka, Y., Schmidt, L., Iyer, G., Andritsch, T., Seiler, J. and Anglhuber, M. (2012) Characterization of epoxy microcomposite and nanocomposite materials for power engineering applications IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, 28, (2), pp. 38-51. (doi:10.1109/MEI.2012.6159180).

Judendorfer, T, Muhr, M, Andritsch, T and Smit, J J (2013) Assessment of space charge behavior of oil-cellulose insulation systems by means of the PEA method At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 401-404.

Andritsch, T, Kochetov, R, Morshuis, P H F and Smit, J J (2013) Influence of Manufacturing on Dielectric Performance of Nanocomposites At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 900-903.

Andritsch, T., Kochetov, R., Morshuis, P.H.F., Smit, J.J. and Vaughan, A.S. (2013) Modeling of the permittivity of epoxy nanocomposites At Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP) 2013, China. 20 - 23 Oct 2013. 4 pp, pp. 722-725.

Jin, H., Andritsch, T., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2013) AC breakdown voltage and viscosity of mineral oil based fullerene nanofluids At Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP 2013), China. 20 - 23 Oct 2013. , pp. 703-706. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2013.6748151).

Jin, H., Andritsch, T., Tsekmes, I.A., Kochetov, R., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2013) Thermal conductivity of fullerene and TiO2 nanofluids At Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP) 2013, China. 20 - 23 Oct 2013. , pp. 711-714.

Jin, Huifei, Andritsch, Thomas, Tsekmes, Ioannis A., Kochetov, Roman, Morshuis, Peter H. and Smit, Johan J. (2014) Properties of mineral oil based silica nanofluids IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 21, (3), pp. 1100-1108. (doi:10.1109/TDEI.2014.6832254).

Tsekmes, Ioannis A., Andritsch, Thomas, Kochetov, Roman, Morshuis, Peter H.F. and Smit, Johan J. (2014) Modeling the dielectric response of epoxy based nanocomposites At Electrical Insulation Conference, United States. 08 - 11 Jun 2014.

Kochetov, Roman, Andritsch, Thomas, Morshuis, Peter H.F., Krivda, Andrej and Smit, Johan J. (2014) Precautionary remarks regarding synthesis of nanocomposites At Electrical Insulation Conference, United States. 08 - 11 Jun 2014.

Boorman, O., Hosier, I.L., Praeger, M., Torah, R., Vaughan, A.S., Andritsch, T., Swingler, S.G and Topham, J. (2014) Barium titanate and the dielectric response of polystyrene-based composites At CEIDP 2014: IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 19 - 22 Oct 2014.

Jin, Huifei, Morshuis, Peter H.F., Mor, Armando Rodrigo and Andritsch, Thomas (2014) An investigation into the dynamics of partial discharge propagation in mineral oil based nanofluids At 2014 IEEE 18th International Conference on Dielectric Liquids (ICDL), Slovenia. 29 Jun - 03 Jul 2014. 4 pp. (doi:10.1109/ICDL.2014.6893074).

Jin, Huifei, Morshuis, Peter H.F., Smit, J.J. and Andritsch, Thomas (2014) The effect of surface treatment of silica nanoparticles on the breakdown strength of mineral oil At 2014 IEEE 18th International Conference on Dielectric Liquids (ICDL), Slovenia. 29 Jun - 03 Jul 2014. 4 pp. (doi:10.1109/ICDL.2014.6893073).

Andritsch, T., Kochetov, R., Gebrekiros, Y., Lafont, U., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2009) Space charge accumulation in epoxy based magnesium oxide and boron nitride nanocomposites At International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, South Africa. 24 - 28 Aug 2009.

Andritsch, T., Kochetov, R., Morshuis, P.H.F. and Smit, J.J. (2009) Comparison of the dielectric response of alumina-epoxy composites with nano- and conventional sized filler At International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, South Africa. 24 - 28 Aug 2009. 5 pp.

Ayoob, R., Andritsch, T. and Vaughan, A.S. (2015) The effect of material processing on the dielectric properties of polystyrene boron nitride nanocomposites At 2015 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 07 - 10 Jun 2015. , pp. 333-336.

Qiang, D., He, M., Chen, G. and Andritsch, T. (2015) Influence of nano-SiO2 and BN on space charge and AC/DC performance of epoxy nanocomposites At 2015 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 07 - 10 Jun 2015. , pp. 492-495.

Ayoob, R., Andritsch, T. and Vaughan, A.S. (2014) The effect of exfoliation on the breakdown strength of polystyrene boron nitride composites At 2014 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), United States. 19 - 22 Oct 2014. , pp. 675-678.

Ayoob, R., Andritsch, T. and Vaughan, A.S. (2014) Electrical breakdown strength of boron nitride polyethylene nanocomposites At The Seventh UHVnet Colloquium, United Kingdom. 15 - 16 Jan 2014.

Andritsch, Thomas, Zhang, Sixiang and Kochetov, Roman (2015) Investigation of the morphology in AlN filled epoxy based composite materials At IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC) 2015, United States. 07 - 10 Jun 2015. (doi:10.1109/ICACACT.2014.7223518).

Andritsch, Thomas, Fabiani, Davide, Cherney, Edward A. and Ramirez-Vazquez, Isaias (2012) Processing of nanocomposites At IEEE DEIS Workshop on Nanodielectrics, Canada. 14 Oct 2012.

Andritsch, Thomas (2014) Known unknowns of nanodielectrics At IEEE DEIS Workshop on Nanodielectrics 2014, United States. 19 Oct 2014.

Qiang, Dayuan, Chen, George and Andritsch, Thomas (2015) Influence of water absorption on dielectric properties of epoxy SiO2 and BN nanocomposites At IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 18 - 20 Oct 2015. 4 pp.

Jin, H., Morshuis, P.H.F., Rodrigo Mor, A., Smit, J.J. and Andritsch, T. (2015) Partial discharge behavior of mineral oil based nanofluids IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 22, (5), pp. 2747-2753. (doi:10.1109/TDEI.2015.005145).

Ayoob, Raed, Andritsch, Thomas and Vaughan, Alun (2015) Material processing of polystyrene boron nitride nanocomposites At Early Career Reseachers Colloquium, United Kingdom. 16 Sep 2015.

Saeedi, Istebreq, Vaughan, Alun and Andritsch, Thomas (2016) On the dielectric performance of modified epoxy networks At International Conference on Dielectrics (ICD), France. 03 - 07 Jul 2016. 4 pp. (doi:10.1109/ICD.2016.7547797).

Ayoob, Raed, Vaughan, Alun and Andritsch, Thomas (2016) Water absorption behaviour in polyethylene boron nitride nanocomposites At International Conference on Dielectrics (ICD), France. 03 - 07 Jul 2016. 4 pp.

Alhabill, Fuad, Vaughan, Alun and Andritsch, Thomas (2016) The effect of resin/hardener stoichiometry on the electrical properties of silicon nitride/epoxy nanocomposites At International Conference on Dielectrics (ICD), France. 03 - 07 Jul 2016. 4 pp.

Vryonis, Orestis, Andritsch, Thomas, Vaughan, Alun and Lewin, Paul (2016) Improved Lightning Protection of Carbon Fiber Reinforced polymer wind turbine blades: epoxy/graphene oxide nanocomposites At Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Canada.

Andritsch, Thomas, Zhang, Sixiang and Kochetov, Roman (2015) Investigations of the morphology of various epoxy-based nanocomposites In 2015 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP). IEEE., pp. 519-522. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2015.7352086).

Qiang, Dayuan, Wang, Yan, Chen, George and Andritsch, Thomas (2016) Influence of water absorption on space charge behavior of epoxy nanocomposites In 2016 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP). IEEE., pp. 603-606. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2016.7785574).

Tantipattarakul, Somyot, Vaughan, Alun and Andritsch, Thomas (2016) On the effects of molecular composition, morphology and ageing on the electrical properties of polyethylene In 2016 IEEE Conference on Electrical INsulation and Dielectic Phenomena (CEIDP). IEEE., pp. 889-892. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2016.7785554).

Andritsch, Thomas (2016) Life after XLPE: Novel insulation materials for HVDC cable systems At Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Toronto, Canada. 16 - 19 Oct 2016.

Andritsch, Thomas, Vaughan, Alun and Stevens, Gary (2017) Novel insulation materials for HV cable systems IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, 33, (4)

Andritsch, Thomas (2010) Epoxy Based Nanodielectrics for High Voltage DC-Applications: Synthesis, Dielectric Properties and Space Charge Dynamics Delft University of Technology Doctoral Thesis , 228pp.

Saeedi, Istebreq, Abdulla Hamad, Vaughan, Alun, Andritsch, Thomas and Virtanen, Suvi (2016) The Effect of Curing Conditions on the Electrical Properties of an Epoxy Resin At IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP2016), Canada. 16 - 19 Oct 2016.

Saeedi, Istebreq, Abdulla Hamad, Vaughan, Alun and Andritsch, Thomas (2016) Change in the electrical properties due to modification of the epoxy network structure using reactive diluents At Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Toronto, Canada. 16 - 19 Oct 2016.

Andritsch, Thomas and Vaughan, Alun S. (2016) Characterization of nanocomposites In, Tanaka, Toshikatsu and Vaughan, Alun S. (eds.) Tailoring of Nanocomposite Dielectrics: From Fundamentals to Devices and Applications. Pan Stanford pp. 111-158. (doi:10.1201/9781315201535-6).

Andritsch, Thomas, Praeger, Matthew, Vaughan, Alun S. and Iwata, Mikimasa (2016) Preparation of nanoparticles In, Tanaka, Toshikatsu and Vaughan, Alun S. (eds.) Tailoring of Nanocomposite Dielectrics: From Fundamentals to Devices and Applications. Pan Stanford pp. 9-40. (doi:10.4032/9789814669818).

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