Boxue Du (M’00-SM’04) received his ME degree in Electrical Engineering from Ibaraki University and his PhD degree from Tokyo University of A&T. Since 2002, he has been a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, China. Professor Du has been active in polymer insulation research since the 1990s. His fundamental and meaningful work provided original and valuable information to the design, evaluation, and monitoring of electrical power devices for the purpose of enhancing the operating reliability in various environments. He is a member of IEEJ, senior member of CSEE, member at several WG in CIGRE, and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation.