By Dr. Mohamad Kamarol Mohd Jamil (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Dielectrics Tutorial has been successfully organized by the IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter on 25th May 2017 in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). The tutorial was opened with a welcome speech by the Chair of IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter, Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew and officiated by the Dean of School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, USM, Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Rizal Arshad.
The tutorial was delivered by two international speakers, Prof Ir. Dr. Suwarno from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia and Prof. Dr. Masayuki Nagao from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan. The first speaker, Prof. Ir. Dr. Suwarno presented a topic regarding the insulation aging and remaining life of high voltage transformers, while the second speaker, Prof. Dr. Masayuki Nagao delivered a topic on how to see movement of electric charges in polymeric insulating materials.
The topics of the tutorial have attracted interests from academicians, researchers and students in Malaysia. The total number of participants was 38, which consists of 15 postgraduate students, 8 undergraduate students and 15 researchers and academicians.