The CEIDP was established within the Division of Engineering and Industrial Research, National Academy of Sciences – National Research Council in 1920 in nearby Manhattan, NY, and continues to provide opportunities for specialists from around the world to meet and exchange their expertise, annually, now under sponsorship from the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society. This annual Conference aims to bring together researchers in all disciplines from industry, universities, government, and other laboratories to discuss the latest results and developments in electrical insulation and dielectric phenomena.
Original contributions are welcomed in theoretical and experimental aspects of dielectric, electronic, and electrostatic research on vacuum and gaseous media and liquid and solid materials of organic and inorganic origins.
Dr. Kaori Fukunaga, scientist at NTT DATA (National Institute of Information and Telecommunications Technology) in Tokyo, Japan, introduces herself and shares examples of projects she’s collaborated on. Dr. Fukunaga offers inspiration on maintaining a positive career journey and lessons learned from her research and collaborative projects.
Reimund Gerhard, the IEEE DEIS Historian, gives a synopsis of his career and the origins of the Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP). Gerhard shares his wisdom of the society’s history, how it’s shaped the advancement of these fields, and how engineers can gain inspiration to become involved in its future.