Faculty Profile - Robert Nigel Hampton
|Principal Research Engineer; Assessment Section Leader & Reliability Program Manager|
Dr. Hampton was born in the United Kingdom. He received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in physics from the University of Bath. After receiving his doctorate, he undertook two years of postdoctoral research into the dielectric properties of ceramic and glassy dielectrics over a wide range of frequencies.
In 1988, Dr. Hampton joined the R & D laboratories of BICC Cables Ltd., located in North Wales, whereupon he earned a master's degree in polymer engineering from Manchester Polytechnic. In 1991, Dr. Hampton joined the Supertension Cable business of BICC Cables, southeast of London. Over the next nine years, he worked within the HV & EHV cable business, building a number of internationally respected research programs. During this period, he pursued interests in the fields of HVDC, cable accessories, XLPE cables, applied statistics, and life analysis. Between 2001-06, Dr. Hampton had global responsibility for managing the technical and market activities for power cable materials (insulations, semicons and oversheaths) within Borealis AB in Sweden. In this role, he was involved in R&D innovation, customer support, and collaborative programs.
Dr. Hampton joined the National Electric Energy Testing, Research, & Applications Center in 2006, where he develops and manages a variety of projects related to the high field dielectric and performance characteristics of materials used in all parts of the electric utility industry. He also participates in a variety of industry technical organizations related to this field and is currently developing instructional programs related to the design and application of high voltage dielectrics, with particular focus on MV, HV, & EHV power cable systems.
Dr. Hampton is the author/co-author of more than 97 technical papers/presentations and is the holder of 18 patents or patent applications.
He is married with two children, but still tries to find time for white water canoeing/kayaking and downhill skiing.
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Last revised on October 18, 2011.