Jamia Millia Islamia University’s Rubina, a PhD research scholar from the Department of Electrical Engineering, has been selected for the coveted Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF) under the Direct Entry category for May-2021 drive. In the last selection six JMI students had received the coveted scholarship and five of them were women. Rubina has thus kept the flag for women in Jamia flying.
JMI Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar congratulated Rubina for the award and hoped she will justify the fellowship with quality research outcome.
Prof. Munna Khan, HOD, Department of Electrical Engineering said that Rubina will receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 70, 000 for first two years, Rs 75,000 for 3rd year, Rs.80,000 for the 4th year and the 5th year respectively. In addition, Rubina is also eligible for a research grant of Rs. 2 lakhs per year for five years under the scheme.
Rubina’s research will be based on “Development of Smart Capacitive Sensors for Condition Monitoring of Electrical Apparatus in Smart Grids”. The main objective is to fabricate capacitive sensors with superior static and dynamic characteristics for real time online health monitoring of key electrical apparatus such as transformers, and gas insulated switchgears (GIS).
The capacitive sensors are extensively used for sensing applications but mostly parallel plate and planar inter-digital capacitive sensors with nanostructure sensing films. Although nanostructure materials are nowadays widely used for sensing applications and the stability of the nano-materials is an important issue for real time applications.
Rubina, is pursuing her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Tariqul Islam. She will work on “Design, Modelling and Fabrication of High Performance Capacitive Sensors for Non-contact Measurement of Some Important Parameters in Smart Grids.”
The sensors for smart grids need to face adverse conditions such as high temperature, corrosive environment with electromagnetic noise interference. The research work will pave a way for the development of novel capacitive sensors which will be cost effective, easy to install and fulfil the application needs.
Rubina thanked Prof. A. Q. Ansari, the coordinator PMRF scheme, and all others in the University who fecilitated her application for the prestigious reward.
The main motivation for this attractive fellowship scheme is to attract the best talent into research thereby realizing the vision of development through innovation. The scheme was announced in the Budget 2018-19.
Source: Awaz The Voice