By Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter, in collaboration with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Malaysia Chapter and IEEE UTM Student Branch, successfully organised a talk on High Voltage Research on 24 April 2018 at FKE, UTM Johor Bahru.
Around 150 undergraduate students of UTM undertaking the High Voltage Technology and Final Year Project courses attended the talk delivered by Prof. Dr. Zulkurnain Abdul Malek, the Director of the Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT), UTM. Various interesting research topics and findings on high voltage engineering, including lightning phenomena and dielectric materials, were delivered by Prof. Dr. Zulkurnain during the talk. Prof. Dr. Zulkurnain also shared with the students the high voltage research activities carried out at IVAT, and potential research areas that ones can ventured into for research purposes.
Through the seminar, it is hoped that the undergraduate students are aware of the latest research and networking relevant to high voltage engineering apart from obtaining their knowledge through classroom lectures and textbooks. This would allow the students to enhance learning through research information, in line with UTM’s effort to enrich the nexus between research, learning and teaching.
The seminar coordinators, Dr. Noor Azlinda Ahmad and Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew, sincerely thank Prof. Dr. Zulkurnain for voluntarily delivering the talk to the undergraduate students.