By Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter, in collaboration with the School of Electrical Engineering (SKE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), successfully organised High Voltage Seminar on 18 April 2019 at SKE, UTM Johor Bahru. About 100 undergraduate students undertaking the High Voltage Technology course attended the seminar delivered by Ms. Nor Hidayah Rahim, a PhD candidate of the Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT), UTM. Various interesting insights on dielectrics and electrical insulation, especially those related to nanodielectrics, were delivered by Ms. Hidayah during the seminar. Ms. Hidayah also shared with the students about research life at IVAT, high voltage research activities carried out at IVAT, and potential research areas that ones can explore for research purposes.
At the end of the seminar, an educational video about the IEEE DEIS was broadcasted to the students. Through the seminar, it is hoped that the 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. Course Coordinator Dr. Noor Azlinda Ahmad and Seminar Coordinator Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew sincerely thank Ms. Hidayah for voluntarily delivering the seminar to the students.