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Southampton professor elevated to IEEE Fellow for advances in electrical power engineering

Published: 20 December 2019
George Chen, Professor of High Voltage Engineering

Professor George Chen from the University of Southampton has become a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) for his contributions in the field of electrical insulation and dielectrics.

The Professor of High Voltage Engineering, who is Head of Southampton's Electrical Power Engineering research group, now holds the highest grade of membership at the world's largest professional association for advancing technology for humanity.

He is the tenth academic in Electronics and Computer Science at Southampton to receive the prestigious honour.

Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

"IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the Institute's fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation," George says. "I am really honoured to join this esteemed group from the global community of electrical and electronic engineers."

Less than 0.1 per cent of voting members are selected annually for the member grade elevation, following a rigorous evaluation by the IEEE Fellow Committee.

George has been recognised for his contributions to space charge measurement and interpretation for dielectric performance improvements.

Southampton's Electrical Power Engineering research group, based in Electronics and Computer Science, combines classical electrical engineering with physics, materials science, chemistry, computer science and mathematics.

Its facilities include the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory, a world class centre for research into dielectric materials and insulation systems, as well as high voltage and related phenomena.

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