A recap on Electrification Week at Global Research
One of our Senior Dielectrics Engineer’s, Enis Tuncer, in the Dielectrics and Electrophysics Lab provided a blog submission summarizing an event that was organized by GE GRC in November 2011. I wanted to start this blog submission with some additional information about Enis before providing his summary. Enis received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Physics (METU, Ankara Turkey), Nanophysics (Chalmers Gothenburg Sweden) and High Voltage Engineering (Chalmers Gothenburg Sweden), respectively. He worked at ABB as an intern during his PhD and after completing his degree in 2001, he joint Alstom Power Sweden and worked on high voltage generator technology. He performed research activities on different dielectrics related phenomenon in research institutions in Sweden, Germany and the US, before joining GE GRC in 2010. He is specialized in physics of dielectrics and electrical insulation materials for high voltage applications.
GE Global Research in Niskayuna held the first Electrification Week event in late 2011. The event brought researchers at Global Research, and engineers and business leaders together under one roof for five days. The discussion topics included GE technologies related to semiconductor devices and packaging, electrical machines, electrical insulation, and monitoring and diagnostics, which are key enablers to drive growth across many GE businesses – from Renewables, Oil & Gas, Energy Conversion, Energy Services to Aviation Systems, Transportation and Healthcare.
The event also invited new colleagues from acquisitions such as Lineage, Dresser, Woods Group, and Converteam. We exchanged ideas and communicated the latest exciting technologies and products from Global Research and GE businesses, we also shared best practices and synergies across GE.
The first day was focused on educating our customers with invited external speakers. GE internal presentations dedicated to power electronics, devices, machines, insulation and monitoring & diagnostics were arranged in parallel tracks with specially combined sessions focusing on technology interfaces. Poster sessions, lab tours and tutorials were also held in the week.
In future blogs, I will write about some of recent research and development activities, starting with summarizing contribution in Electrification Week, related to dielectrics and electrical insulation performed both at Global Research and around the world.