Professor

Contact InformationSheshakamal Jayaram

Phone: 519-888-4567 x35337
Location: EIT 3105

Website

Biography Summary

Shesha H. Jayaram (S’87–M’91–SM’97–F’08) received the B.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University, Bangalore, India, the M.A.Sc. degree in high voltage engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 1980, 1983, and 1990, respectively. She has held various academic positions at the University of Waterloo since 1992, where she is currently a Full Professor, the University Research Chair, and the Director of the High Voltage Engineering Laboratory. She is also an Adjunct Professor with the University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, and McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, she served on the faculty with the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, as an Assistant Professor from 1990 to 1992 and as an Adjunct from 1992 to 2003.

Her current research interests include solution-based outputs, high-voltage engineering and insulation diagnostic, high-voltage engineering applied to environment, nanocomposite materials, and pulse power applied to biotechnology.

Dr. Jayaram has been an active member of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation and Industry Applications Societies and the Electrostatic Society of America. She is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

Research Interests

  • Conduction and breakdown mechanisms
  • HV stress
  • Partial discharge
  • Insulation failure
  • High voltage engineering applications
  • Power supplies
  • High voltage testing techniques
  • Pulse power applications
  • Electrostatics problems
  • Energy Systems
  • Hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Energy storage
  • Power systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Nano-materials
  • Non-thermal food processing techniques
  • Non-thermal plasma applications
  • Nano-fabrication techniques
  • Water

Education

  • 1990, Doctorate, Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1983, Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • 1980, Other, Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering College, Bangalore

Courses*

  • ECE 464 - High Voltage Engineering and Power System Protection
    • Taught in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ECE 6608PD - Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
    • Taught in 2014, 2016, 2018
  • ECE 6618PD - Medium and High Voltage Power Cables
    • Taught in 2015, 2017, 2019
  • ECE 665 - High Voltage Engineering Applications
    • Taught in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ECE 669 - Dielectric Materials
    • Taught in 2017
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Angammana, Chitral J and Jayaram, Shesha H, Fundamentals of electrospinning and processing technologies, Particulate Science and Technology, 34(1), 2016, 72 - 82
  • Ghunem, Refat Atef and Jayaram, Shesha H and Cherney, Edward A, Suppression of silicone rubber erosion by alumina trihydrate and silica fillers from dry-band arcing under DC, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 22(1), 2015, 14 - 20
  • Ghunem, Refat Atef and Jayaram, Shesha H and Cherney, EA, The DC inclined-plane tracking and erosion test and the role of inorganic fillers in silicone rubber for DC insulation, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, 31(1), 2015, 12 - 21
  • Cherney, EA and Gorur, RS and Krivda, A and Jayaram, SH and Rowland, SM and Li, S and Marzinotto, M and Ghunem, RA and Ramirez, I, DC inclined-plane tracking and erosion test of insulating materials, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 22(1), 2015, 211 - 217
  • Moonesan, Mohammad Saleh and Jayaram, Shesha H and Cherney, Edward A, Time to failure of medium-voltage form-wound machine turn insulation stressed by unipolar square waves, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 22(6), 2015, 3118 - 3125