• Universiti Malaya High Voltage Lab (UMHVL)
  • h.illias@um.edu.my
  • +60379674483


Universiti Malaya High Voltage Lab (UMHVL) was initially set up in November 2011 at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. However, the lab is only fully operational since February 2014 when majority of the main equipment were successfully installed and ready for service.

UMHVL serves as a teaching and research lab at the Department of Electrical Engineering. A taught course and lab experiments associated with the lab are provided to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The lab also serves as a training centre, hosts seminars and provides consultation and professional services in the field of high voltage engineering.


The lab is equipped with some state of the arts equipment commonly used in high voltage engineering. Among important equipment available are high voltage kit (generation of AC, DC and impulse voltages), partial discharge testing and measuring equipment, soil resistivity and grounding measuring equipment, oil breakdown strength test equipment, potentiostat / galvanostat, tan delta and capacitance measuring equipment, leakage current measuring system, cable fault location equipment, thermal imager and workstation. The equipment is available for rental anytime at affordable price!
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Research Interests

The main research activities in the UMHVL include modelling and measurement of partial discharge phenomena, soil resistivity and grounding, lightning phenomena, condition monitoring on high voltage cable insulation, corona rings, insulator strings and surge arresters, dielectric material characterisations, oil insulation and tan delta measurement. The applications of optimisation and artificial intelligence techniques in high voltage engineering are also actively explored. The research areas are expected to expand over time.
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Research Group

A group associated with UMHVL is UM High Voltage Research Group (UMHVRG). The group consists of 3 academic staffs and several postgraduate research students. The UMHVL and HVRG are led by Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias, who is currently an academic staff at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya. The lab is also co-supervised by Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlie Mokhlis and Ir. Ts. Dr. Wong Jee Keen Raymond from the Department of Electrical Engineering.
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Last Update: 31/07/2023