Digital Desk, New Delhi. Rubina, a PhD Research Scholar from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), has been selected for the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF). Rubina has been selected for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) under the Direct Entry category in the May-2021 drive. Jamia Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar congratulated the student for this award and expressed hope that she would justify the fellowship with quality research results.
Professor Munna Khan, Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, said on this achievement that the scholar would also receive a monthly fellowship of Rs.70,000 for the first two years, Rs.75,000 for the third year, Rs.80,000 for the fourth and fifth year respectively. In addition, the research scholar is also eligible for a research grant of Rs 2 lakh per year (Rs 10 lakh for five years) under this scheme. Rubina’s research will be based on Development of Smart Capacity Sensors for Condition Monitoring of Electrical Apparatus in Smart Grids. It aims to manufacture capacitive sensors with improved static and dynamic characteristics for real time online health monitoring of major electrical equipment such as transformers and gas insulated switchgears (GIS).
Capacitive sensors are widely used for sensing applications but are mostly planar interdigital capacitive sensors with parallel plates and nanostructured sensing films. Although nanostructured materials are widely used nowadays for sensing applications and for real-time applications the stability of nanomaterials is an important issue. Researchers focus mostly on sensing, which can be easily addressed with modern advanced IC equipment, but the degradation of sensor performance due to stability is difficult to address by ICs.
Rubina, Prof. in Electrical Engineering Department, Jamia. Tarikul is doing PhD under the direction of Islam. She will work on Design Modeling and Fabrication of High Performance Capacitive Sensors for Non Contact Measurement of Some Important Parameters in Smart Grid. Sensors for smart grids have to face adverse conditions like high temperature corrosive environment with electro-electromagnetic noise interface.
According to Jamia University, the research work will pave the way for the development of novel capacitive sensors that will be cost-effective, easy to install and meet the application requirements. Rubina, Professor A.Q. Ansari, Coordinator PMRF Planning, Chairman, Dean Engineering & Technology Faculty, Supervisors and other members of the Department for their support in this achievement. It is worth noting that under the Lateral Entry Scheme of December 2020 drive, six research scholars of Jamia were selected for PMRF. Out of these six, five are girl students. The main motivation of this attractive fellowship scheme is to attract the best talent in research so as to realize the vision of growth through innovation. This scheme was announced in the budget 2018-19.
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