Tony Chen

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Dr Tony Lujia Chen is a Senior Lecturer in High Voltage Engineering at The University of Manchester. His research focuses on the replacement of SF6 with environmentally friendlier alternatives for high voltage applications. He is currently the Secretary of Cigré Working Group B3/A3.59: Guidelines for SF6 end-of-life treatment of transmission and distribution equipment in substations.  

Tony received his BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and PhD degree in High Voltage Engineering from Cardiff University, UK, in 2012 and 2015, respectively. He worked for Western Power Distribution prior to joining The University of Manchester as a Lecturer in 2017. He was appointed as the Business Engagement Theme Lead in Transport for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at The University of Manchester in 2020.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Investigation on the Feasibility of Trifluoroiodomethane (CF3I) for Application in Gas-Insulated Lines

1 Oct 201230 Jul 2015

Award Date: 14 Oct 2015

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Cardiff University

18 Sep 200922 Jun 2012

Award Date: 9 Jul 2012

Areas of expertise

  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • SF6 Replacement
  • Gas Insulated Lines
  • Gas Insulated Switchgear
  • Gas Insulation
  • High Voltage

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures

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