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Adjunct Professor Henrik Hillborg (Hitachi ABB Power Grids)

Projects and Interests

Polymer dielectrics for the sustainable and smart power transmission grid

The challenges within the materials used for the future power transmission grid are to ensure the manufacturing of reliable, safe, compact and efficient components for substations or HVDC converter stations while implementing the circular economy concepts, such as the use/reuse of sustainable materials with a minimized carbon dioxide footprint. Innovation is required to achieve this in combination with desirable functional properties: operating at higher electric fields, higher temperatures and more frequent switching operations. However, this is also an excellent opportunity for the development and application of such materials, for example, using natural resources as cellulose/paper and biobased insulating liquids, as well as novel materials such as Graphene. Smart, sensing materials may well be an integrated part of the future insulation systems, as a part of a fully digitalized and intelligent power system.


Belongs to: Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology
Last changed: Jun 08, 2021
Prof. Mikael Hedenqvist
Prof. Em. Ulf Gedde
Assoc. Prof. Richard T. Olsson
Assistant Professor Anna Hanner (Svagan)
Docent Fritjof Nilsson
Assoc. Prof. Henrik Hillborg
Adjunct Professor Mikael Unge (NKT)
Prof. Petra Mischnick