By Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias (University of Malaya)
The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter, Centre for Electromagnetic and Lightning Protection Research (CELP) in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Malaysia High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) have successfully co-organised a technical visit to UPM High Voltage Laboratory on 12th January 2017. The visit was held before the 2017 MyHVnet AGM in UPM.
The visit was attended by professionals from various academic institutions and industries in Malaysia.
The objectives of the visit were to introduce UPM High Voltage Laboratory to the visitors and to encourage research collaboration between CELP Research and academic institutions and industries in Malaysia on lightning protection and high voltage engineering.
During the visit, the Advisor of CELP Research, Professor Ir. Dr. Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir introduced the UPM High Voltage Laboratory and explained on the activities conducted in the lab to the visitors. A short discussion was also held between the visitors and members of CELP research group to encourage research collaboration on lightning protection and high voltage engineering.