Martin Given


  • United Kingdom

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Research Interests

Ageing and testing of electrical insulation systems, water treeing, multifactor stressing and accelerated ageing techniques, polarisation and space charge effects in dielectrics, dielectric spectroscopy.

Personal Statement

I have been involved in research activities at the university since 1982 with a broad interest in the properties of insulation systems.  This has included: breakdown and ageing processes in solid insulation systems; Multifactorial ageing of insulation including radioactive stressing and simulated space stressing; diagnostic and condition monitoring techniques for ageing in solid insulation; breakdown in liquid and gasses; Design of switching systems for Pulse Power applications; Generation of high power ultrasound and modification of material properties through the use of nano-particles.

In addition to my research I take an active role in teaching for my department both at home and overseas. I am also First Year Advisor of Studies for students studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering courses and I am the undergraduate academic selector for my department.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Science, University of Sussex

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Projects 2007 2018

Research Output 2001 2019

2 Downloads (Pure)

Ageing indices and energy delivery for polymers undergoing PD activity under combined AC and DC stress

Zhao, W., Siew, W. H., Given, M. J., Li, Q. & He, J., 15 Dec 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. 26, 6, p. 1903-1910 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Aging of materials
Partial discharges
Dielectric spectroscopy
Dipole moment

Mobility of charge carriers in dielectric liquids

Xue, Q., Timoshkin, I., Given, M. J., Wilson, M. P. & MacGregor, S. J., 23 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Dielectric liquids
Charge carriers
Carrier mobility
Mineral oils


Ageing of liquid insulation systems including nanoparticle suspensions

Author: Chen, G., 1 Nov 2015

Supervisor: Given, M. (Supervisor) & MacGregor, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Partial discharge ageing of polymer insulation under combined AC and DC stress at elevated temperatures

Author: Zhao, W., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Siew, W. H. (Supervisor) & Given, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2013 2016

  • 3 Examination
  • 2 Journal peer review

External Examiner PhD.

Martin Given (External Examiner)
8 Dec 2016

Activity: Examination typesExamination

IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (Journal)

Martin Given (Referee)
1 Jun 201610 Jun 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review