Professor Fofana has been recently appointed as a new
member of the executive Committee of the IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation
and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP). Click here
to access the list of members.
The Canada Research Chair ISOLIME’s has been renewed
for a second mandate (2010 – 2015). Click
here to access the program of the Canada Research Chair (CRC).
Parc Technologique des Sciences Appliquées
ISOLIMEmoved into a
new laboratory with more space,more
suitable forthe research activitiesinvolving the use ofadvanced equipment,
the Parctechnologique des sciences appliqués,in July 2011
The Canada Research Chair (CRC), tier 2, on Insulating Liquids and Mixed
Dielectrics for Electrotechnology (ISOLIME) is active
Canada Research Chair (CRC), tier 2, on Insulating Liquids and Mixed
Dielectrics for Electrotechnology (ISOLIME) is active since September 2005.
This CRC involves evaluating performance of insulating liquids and Mixed Dielectrics
by using scientifically sustainable laboratory techniques. The related
research programs have access to the diverse resources available on the
campus as well as equipments provided by collaborators. Combining a variety
of techniques (high tech optical, electrical, mechanical as well as physical
and chemical diagnostic tools), the team of ISOLIME plans to help make the
existing systems more reliable.
By studying the impact of electrical, thermal,
mechanical, environmental and chemical stress on insulating liquids, new
methods to hinder the oxidation decay of oil-paper insulation will be tested.
Thus, the service reliability of aging power transformers considered capital
investments in every country infrastructure can be enhanced and their life
expectancy extended. Emphasis will be laid on the development and improvement
of diagnostics and monitoring tools.
An additional objective is to foster the
development of new products, including biodegradable liquids with proven
dielectric properties. By knowing more about the mechanisms of aging and
deterioration processes of insulating materials, system operators will be in a
better position to make appropriate decisions to avoid blackouts. Another
important objective is to train highly qualified personnel, in this field of
strategic importance for the economy in Canada and especially in developing
Chairholder : IssoufFofana
Phone number : (418) 545-5011 ext. 2514