Boxue Du received an M.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ibaraki University and the Ph.D. degree from Tokyo University of A&T. From 1996 to 2002, he was with The Niigata Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, and was an Associate Professor. From 2000 to 2002, he was a Visiting Scientist at Niigata University, Japan. Since 2002 he has been a Professor and Director-founder of the Institute of High Voltage at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Tianjin University, China. His research interests are focused on dielectric failure mechanisms of polymer insulating materials, electrical insulation technology, and application of polymer dielectrics under various extreme environments such as cryogenic, high temperature, high altitude, gamma-ray irradiation, and high-intensity magnetic field. He has published 4 books including "High Voltage DC Cable Accessories Insulation (in Chinese)" (Science Press, 2020); "Accelerating the Discovery of New Dielectric Properties in Polymer Insulation"(CyberTech, 2017). "Electrical Insulation Breakdown and Its Theory, Process, and Prevention" (IGI Global, 2019); "Properties and Application of Polymer Dielectrics" (InTech, 2017), and 10 book chapters in Polymer Dielectrics, and authored about 550 papers and over 165 of them published in IEEE Transactions. Dr. Du is a vice-chair of the IEEE Standard for Insulation-Piercing Connectors and has also served industry and start-ups as a consultant. He is an IEEE China Council on Superconductivity Chapter, Chief Committee Member; Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering, High Voltage New Technology Committee Member; Chinese Electrotechnical Society, Dielectric Committee Member, Outdoor Insulator Committee Member, Plasma science and application Committee Member, Electrical Cable and Wire Committee Member; Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, High Voltage and Insulation Technology Committee Member; and China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association of Automation Applications, Committee Member. He is a Fellow of IET, a senior member of IEEE and CSEE, Committee Member at several WG in CIGRE and IEEE Standards. He is a Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Polymeric Materials for HVDC Insulation of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. He is an Editorial Board Member of IET High Voltage; Chinese Journal of High Voltage Engineering; Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clear Energy; Journal of Electrical Engineering and Journal of Insulating Materials and Electrical & Energy Management Technology. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, an Associate Editor of IEEE Access and a Subject Editor of the IET Nanodielectrics.
His research interests are focused on dielectric failure mechanisms of polymer insulating materials, electrical insulation technology and application of polymer dielectrics under various extreme environments such as cryogenic, high temperature, high altitude, gamma-ray irradiation and high-intensity magnetic field