My main interest is in the field of condition monitoring of insulation in power system. This project is aimed at an area of insulation diagnostics which is of importance to the electrical transmission and distribution community. Partial discharge (PD) activity is an indicator of faults in insulation but detection does not provide the ideal answer to condition monitoring as PD indicates a serious fault requiring rapid intervention by the user. The project proposes to investigate alternative methods for measuring deterioration of insulation systems.
• Third year module “Plant and Electrical Distribution Systems” (labs and tutorials)
• Fourth year module “The Renewable Energy” (labs and tutorials)
• Fourth year module “Electrical Machine” (labs and markings)
 Y. Yang, D. M. Hepburn, C. Zhou, W. Jiang, B. Yang, and W. Zhou, “On-line monitoring and trending of dielectric loss in a cross-bonded HV cable system,” in 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials (ICPADM), 2015, vol. 2015–Octob, pp. 301–304.
 Y. Yang, D. M. Hepburn, C. Zhou, and Y. Yang, “On-line Monitoring and Trending Analysis of Dielectric Losses in Cross- bonded High Voltage Cable Systems,” Jicable 2015, pp. 1–6, 2015.
 C. Zhou, Y. Yang, Mingzhen Li, and Wenjun Zhou, “An integrated cable condition diagnosis and fault localization system via sheath current monitoring,” in 2016 International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis (CMD), 2016, pp. 1–8.
 Z. Tang, W. Zhou, J. Zhao, D. Wang, L. Zhang, H. Liu, Y. Yang, and C. Zhou, “Comparison of the Weibull and the Crow-AMSAA Model in Prediction of Early Cable Joint Failures,” IEEE Trans. Power Deliv., vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 2410–2418, Dec. 2015.
 X. Dong, Y. Yang, C. Zhou, and D. M. Hepburn, “On-line Monitoring and Diagnosis of HV Cable Faults by Sheath System Currents,” IEEE Trans. Power Deliv., vol. 8977, no. c, pp. 1–1, 2017.
 Y. Yang, D. M. Hepburn, C. Zhou, W. Zhou, Y. Bao, Z. Tian, “On-line Monitoring and Analysis of the Dielectric Loss in Cross-bonded HV Cable system,” ELSEVIER, EPRS (Accepted)
 Y. Yang, Y. Bao, D. M. Hepburn, C. Zhou, W. Zhou, “On-line Monitoring and