High Voltage Laboratory

The Paul B. Jacob High Voltage Laboratory at Mississippi State University serves as an independent, non-industrial, university center for high voltage engineering. The laboratory focuses on high voltage research, evaluation, and education. This multi-purpose high voltage facility is designed to meet the evaluation needs of the industry, and provides the necessary environment for academic research in high voltage engineering. As an integral part of our national high voltage technology structure, the laboratory serves as a means of strengthening the U.S. position in this specialized technical area.

The High Voltage Laboratory was constructed in 1977 and is the largest university operated high voltage laboratory in North America, enabling full-scale evaluation of large equipment with impulses up to 3000 kV and 1000 kV AC-voltage.

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High Voltage Laboratory
406 Hardy Road
Mississippi State, MS 39762

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Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, Mississippi, accessible by major highways (U.S. Alternate 45, U.S. 82 and MS 25) and air (Golden Triangle Regional GTR airport).

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Research & Education

Mississippi State University has a long history in high voltage engineering education, offering courses from B.Sc to Ph.D level.

Testing & Evaluation

In addition to academic research, manufacturers, utilities, consulting firms and agencies utilize the high voltage facilities for evaluation of new high voltage products, in-service equipment, materials, accessories and assemblies.

Mississippi State University is involved in organizing the International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application. ICHVE 2018 will be held September 10 – 13, 2016, in Athens, Greece.

Please take a few moments to discuss the current state and future direction of voltage engineering.