04 Jan

IEEE Lunch Time Presentation Group

Hi all,
Welcome to year 2017. This is going to be our first event for this year.

———– IEEE Lunch Time Presentation Group ———–

** The presentation sessions will be started from January 2017 to be continued fortnightly.

** The presentation session is a 20 min presentation followed by a discussion session.

** You can present anything related to your research/study or any topic which is open for discussion in the group.

** This session is conducted during the lunch time.

** You can take this opportunity to practice presentation skills as well as to find solutions to a particular problem related to your research/study.

** If you like we can provide a video clip of your presentation which you can use to analyse your presentation for future improvements.

** If you are interested in joining the group as a presenter please fill the details in the following link.




14 Dec


to all UOW Graduates who are graduating this week…
If you are an IEEE member or were an IEEE member in the year 2015-2016 and graduating this week, please send us a message with your IEEE membership number and email address to receive a graduation gift from IEEE.


12 Dec

AGM & End of Year Party

After a successful year of activities and achievements, it’s high time to review them, plan next year and also to celebrate.

Therefore, the Annual General Meeting of IEEE UOW Student Branch is scheduled on Tuesday, 20th of December from 11.30 am at building 6-222 followed by an End of Year Party to celebrate this year.

Please register for the event before 9.00 am on Monday,19th via following link.
Also, there will be three new positions in the committee which will be vacant. So, if you like to volunteer as any of the following positions, please let us know before Monday.
– Event Coordinator
– Promotional Chair
– Web Admin
Hope to see you all on next Tuesday(20).
01 Nov

Mock Presentation Session – Spring

Hi All,
A mock presentation session organised by IEEE UOW Student Branch for SECTE HDR students who are getting ready for their first year research review presentations will be held.

Date : Friday, 18th November
Time : 1.00 pm
Place : 6-222

Please register for the even via,

You don’t need to be an IEEE member to attend this.

Important : No comments will be made on the research contents of the presentations. But, audience will comment on the improvements need to be done to deliver a successful presentation.

If you are getting ready for the review presentation, do not hesitate to drop an email to hpapj953@uowmail.edu.au to add you to the presenters list.

If you like, please invite your supervisors as well. (again the rule is, they can’t comment on the research contents. during this session)

Also,if there are any IP (intellectual property) related contents in your presentation, please consult your supervisors before joining to this session as a presenter.

Check following link for the tips for a good presentation..

Hope to see you all.




23 Sep

FREE -POWERCON 2016 Tutorial

Dear IEEE Student Members. As a benefit to you, we are offering 6 students the chance to participate in a power engineering tutorial worth $200 at the POWERCON2016 conference being held at the Novotel on Wed the 28th of September. If you would like to take up this opportunity please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q6Y6JGB. Note that volunteers for the conference will have first choice, followed by a first come first served sequence. You must register by midday Monday.

Tutorial 1 (Full day) : Smart Condition Monitoring of Power Cables with Case Studies

Electrical utilities are facing a nerve-racking problem: the continuous increase of aged electrical plant population. The breakdown of a power cable or its accessories may prove expensive for utilities and their customers. It is therefore vital to assess the condition of power cables and apply advanced techniques to reduce the failure rate. Based on the instructor’s book “Condition Assessment of High Voltage Insulation (IET Press 2008)” and the Editorial “Smart Condition Monitoring (IEEE EIM Sept/Oct 2013)”, the course is designed to provide a thorough coverage of up-to-date technology on insulation condition monitoring and incipient fault diagnosis of power cables. Focus will also be put on modern maintenance strategies and case studies which will be beneficial for power industry.

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Introduction

Insulation materials utilized in power cables
Cable structure and insulation design
Electric stress distribution and stress control

Module 2 – Advanced condition monitoring techniques for power cables

On-line and off-line partial discharge detection techniques
VLF and OWTS tests with PD mapping
Distributed temperature sensing
On-line remote oil pressure monitoring
DGA for oil cables
Smart condition monitoring

Module 3 – Case studies

A new test and management strategy for distribution cables which reduced the failure rate to one third.
The failure of a 66kV cable was due to the damage of a sinking earthing rod 5 years ago. Why insulation tests over this period could not detect the defect?
Failures of two 230 kV cable joints due to poor workmanship.
A new 230 kV cable terminal failed after commission for only 10 days. What is the root cause of the failure? How to prevent such failures?
The causes and mitigation techniques for hot spots in two 230 kV cable circuits.
The failures of three 230 kV cables due to a design problem – lessons learnt.


Charles SuProf. Charles Su received his MEng in 1981 and PhD in 1990 (UNSW, Australia). He was a tests and operations engineer from 71-78, an honorary research associate at the University of Western Australia in 85 and a lecturer at the University of New South Wales from 90-91. From 1992-2002, he was with Monash University working as an associate professor and the head of High Voltage and Insulation Condition Monitoring Group. In 2002, he took up the chief technologist position at a large utility. From 2007 to 2011, he was a professor and chair of Research Committee at the Petroleum Institute in UAE. He was a guest professor at Beijing Electrical Power University in 2012 and a guest professor at Wuhan University in 2013. He was also an adjunct professor at Monash University, Australia. Currently, he is with Newcastle University, UK.

Prof. Su has published two books and over 180 journal and conference papers. He received the Vice-Chancellor’s Special Commendation for Teaching Excellence at Monash University in 2001 and an IEEE Standards Award for his contributions to the Guide on Partial Discharges in Rotating Machines in 2002. His research projects were funded by Australia government and industry for more than $2m. He has provided consulting services to many utilities in the world and conducted a number of training courses for the industry in Australia, Singapore, UAE, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Indonesia. He is a Fellow of IET (former IEE) and a Senior Member of IEEE since 1991.