Continuum Electromechanics/High Voltage Group

Professor Markus Zahn

The Continuum Electromechanics/High Voltage Group primary research areas are ferrohydrodynamics and electrohydrodynamics for microfluidic and biomedical applications; nanoparticle technology for improved high-voltage performance of electric power apparatus; modeling of electrical streamer initiation and propagation leading to electrical breakdown; Kerr electro-optic field and space charge mapping measurements in high-voltage stressed materials; and for the development of model-based interdigital dielectrometry and magnetometry sensors for measurement of dielectric permittivity, electrical conductivity, magnetic permeability, and volume charge in flowing liquids, with applications to nondestructive testing and evaluation measurements and for the identification of metal, low-metal content, and dielectric landmines and unexploded ordnance.

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