TDHVL PhD Candidate Receives the Best Paper Award (Oral Presentation) at the 23rd International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH)
Luming Zhou, a PhD candidate researching at the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory, University of Southampton, won the prestigious Best Paper Award at the 23rd International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH).
Zhou's paper was with the titled "Breakdown Prediction Modelling of PP with Different Crystal Morphology Insulation under HVDC". The work was supervised by Prof. George Chen and Dr. Thomas Andritsch. The paper introduces a 3-phase breakdown model aimed at examining how different crystal morphologies of polypropylene (PP) insulation influence its breakdown behaviour when subjected to HVDC stress. This model promises to be a tool for exploring the breakdown characteristics of polymeric insulation and facilitating the design and advancement of more robust insulation materials tailored for HVDC applications.
The theme of ISH 2023 provides a forum to present results, advances and discussions among engineers, researchers, and scientists, and share ideas, knowledge, and expertise on high voltage engineering. At ISH 2023, the challenges of high voltage engineering in the next decades will be shared, and these include HVDC, distributed generation, smart design, and operation of power networks, including integration of renewable energies, green energy generation, and their challenges.