High Voltage and Dielectrics research projects are led by the Research Director Dr. Park.

High voltage engineering forms the backbone of all electrical systems, ensuring reliable transmission of energy from production to consumption. The research team develops solutions that address conventional as well as emerging dielectric challenges with the goal of securing the dielectric integrity of power and energy systems.

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Partial Discharge

Partial discharge is one of the main culprits of accelerated dielectric material aging and device failure. With the development of WBG power electronics and the technological advancements that followed, partial discharge is becoming a significant challenge that poses enormous risk to the emerging technologies. Our team strives to create novel ideas and adopt creative solutions from other disciplines to cure the chronic dielectric disease.

Lightning Tolerant Materials

The impact of lightning strike on aircraft, UAVs, and wind turbines causes significant structural damage. The damages are analyzed both computationally and experimentally. The results are used for designing new materials that could tolerate lightning impact more effectively.

New Dielectric Media

Our group explore, analyze, and model the dielectric properties of new dielectric media. Models are developed to predict dielectric strength variations and high-voltage experiments are conducted to confirm the estimations. New dielectric media that we are studying include cryogenic fluids, sulfur hexafluoride alternatives, supercritical fluids, biopolymers, and super wood.

Cryogenic Power Applications

Owing to the high-power-density and efficiency, cryogenic and superconducting technologies are strong candidates for future naval and aerospace power applications. Our team closely collaborates with the Plasma and Dielectrics Lab at Georgia Tech and Florida State University to characterize cryogenic power electronics and high-temperature superconducting materials.

International Conferences on High Voltage Engineering and Application

  • ICHVE 2018
    Organized by : National Technical University of Athens, Chongqing University, China, and Mississippi State University, USA
    September 10 - 13, 2018, Athens, Greece

    ICHVE 2016
    Organized by : Chongqing University, China, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, and Mississippi State University, USA
    September 19 - 22, 2016, Chengdu, China

    ICHVE 2014
    Organized by : Mississippi State University, USA, Poznan University of Technology, Poland, and Chongqing University, China
    September 8-10, 2014, Poznan, Poland

    ICHVE 2012
    Organized by : Chongqing University, China, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, and Mississippi State University, USA
    September 17-20, 2012, Shanghai, China

    ICHVE 2010
    Organized by : Mississippi State University, USA and Chongqing University, China
    October 11-14, 2010, New Orleans, USA

    ICHVE 2008
    Organized by : Chongqing University, China and  Mississippi State University, USA
    November 9-12, 2008, Chongqing, China