Welcome to High Voltage Engineering Laboratory (HVEL)

The High Voltage Engineering Laboratory (HVEL) at the University of Waterloo is a leading research and teaching laboratory in the field of insulation, applied electrostatics, nanodielectrics, pulse power applications, and power electronics. The laboratory is one of the most research-intensive facilities in North America and features state-of-the-art technology. As the home of world renowned research experts and top graduate students, HVEL is also made available to industries as an independent university centre for testing and evaluation.

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Meet our people

Shesha Jayaram

Shesha Jayaram

Professor and Director, PhD, Professional Engineer (PEng), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Fellow (FIEEE)