Moein Borghei

Partial Discharge Classification in High Voltage Equipment

What is a Partial Discharge (PD)? Partial discharge (PD) is a type of electrical discharges that does not bridge electrodes and it affects only a portion of insulating material while the rest of it is not affected. PDs can take place in solids, liquids, and gases. The important thing about PDs it their detrimental impact …

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Identification of the Challenges and Remedies in the Supervisor- Graduate Student Relationship

Introduction: Nowadays, young scholars are influenced by experienced professionals in terms of scientific advisory and mentoring. In higher education institutions, graduate students need guidance from their supervisors to take correct steps toward achieving excellence in scientific areas. In the relationship between the supervisor and the student, both sides ought to be familiar with the purpose …

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Long-term plan of higher education

There is no doubt about the role of funding agencies on the direction that Higher Ed institutions take. But does that direction lead to a bright future for humanity? There is no easy answer to this question; but In today’s world, we are more and more seeing the power of money in higher education institutions; we …

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How important is the teaching role to the tenure-track professors?

I have been in higher education since 2013 and my shallow experience may not be enough to comprehensively judge the education system, but what has been engaging my mind is that the boundary of teaching with research is not optimally handled in higher education, especially in the U.S. schools. I have had many experiences with …

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Online Course Providers; the Missing Piece of the Education System or a Disruption to it?

Digital technology and widespread internet access have revolutionized the education system in the 21st century. As a product of these changes, the massive open online course (MOOC) providers such as Coursera, edX, and Udacity have emerged, each having over a million registered users. The open access to a vast spectrum of courses has provided an …

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Student-advisor: Friendship or master-slave relationship? – Part 1

Since entering graduate school, I have found myself lucky to have a respectful and positive relationship with my advisor (and I hope it goes on like this…).  Unlike many other students, the university ranking was not the basis of my decision-making process.  I was very picky about the faculty member I was going to work …

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IEEE Access Journal: A Brief Overview

  The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the largest association of electrical engineers headquartered in New York City, NY, USA.  On the website of IEEE, it is claimed that IEEE “the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity”.  IEEE constitutes of over 40 societies to …

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The role of supervisors on research ethics

The case study I have chosen for the examination of research ethics is the research misconduct in a project supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this project, following wrongdoings were committed: (1) fabricating the results of the T-maze behavioral experiment for control mice to make …

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A Mission Statement Comparison: University of Cambridge vs. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

In this article, we compare and analyze the mission statements of two quite different higher ed institutions in terms of their foundation date; one is the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (founded in 1991), one of the most successful institutions in the list of youngest universities. The other one is University of Cambridge …

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