Lightning and overvoltage protection in electrical power systems (lightning terminals, grounding systems, high-voltage surge arresters, energy handling and electrical aging of MO varistors)
New insulation and field grading materials for high-voltage applications (application of functional fillers, direct voltage insulation systems)
High-voltage circuit breakers (breaking performance of vacuum-breakers, switching of capacitive loads, condition monitoring, switching in high-temperature superconducting systems, breaking of direct currents, optimization of contact materials and geometries)
Development of new sensors, diagnostic tools and condition monitoring in electrical power systems (surface acoustic wave sensors, arc rotation measurement on vacuum interrupters, field emission current measurement on vacuum breakers)
High-voltage and high-current test and measuring technique (application of power semiconductors)
since 2001 Full Professor (C4), TU Darmstadt, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Head of High-Voltage Laboratories
1992 – 2001 Director R&D Surge Arresters, Siemens PTD H, Berlin
1989 – 1992 Test engineer, Siemens AG, PTD H, High-Voltage Laboratories, Schaltwerk Hochspannung, Berlin
1982 – 1989 Research Assistant at Institute of High-Voltage Engineering and Electrical Power Systems, TU Berlin (Prof. Peiser)
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