High Voltage Engineering with Laboratory

High Voltage Lab

Next Offering

Date: TBD - please contact the program
Location: The Ohio State University, Dreese Lab
Class Time: 8am-5pm

Course Description

The high voltage one-day course is specifically designed for engineers and technicians from a wide range of industries. The purpose of the course is to provide opportunities for electric engineers and technicians to observe and enhance their understanding of the mechanisms of high voltage phenomena in a controlled testing environment. The course covers safety aspects and practices in the lab, high voltage measurement techniques, flashover along insulators, insulation material breakdown, corona and electric field effects. Partial discharge in wide bandgap power electronics based motor drives will also be discussed and demonstrated.

CEU credits will be provided for this course.

Course outline:

  1. Electric and magnetic fields.
  2. High voltage safety.
  3. Breakdown in gas, liquids and solids (lab demonstrations).
  4. Flashover and corona discharge (lab demonstrations).
  5. Partial discharge in wide bandgap power electronics based motor drives

About the High Voltage Laboratory

The High Voltage and Power Electronics Laboratory consists of a 3600 sq. ft. main high voltage facility and two satellite power electronics laboratories. The high voltage lab is the only one of its kind among the universities in the Midwest. Its operations are strongly supported and heavily utilized by electric power related industries. The power electronics facilities are unique to the universities in State of Ohio and belong to only handful of power electronics labs in the United States that deal with high power applications. Click Here to learn more!

What's Included

The price of the course includes instructional materials and a box lunch.

Course Pre-requisites   

A bachelor's degree in engineering or an equivalent degree and/or work experience. 


The Ohio State University
Dreese Lab - room 260 
Center for High Performance Power Electronics Laboratory located in Dreese Lab.
2015 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH, 43210

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Cancellations and Refunds

Full refund minus a $75 administrative fee if you cancel more than 14 business days before a training course date. No refunds will be given after that time. Registrations can be transferred.


This course was offered in January 2020. We are determining the next course offering date. Please contact the program for more information.


Price will be announced with next offering. 


Dr Jin Wang

Dr. Jin Wang received a B.S. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University, in 1998, an M.S. degree from Wuhan University, in 2001, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University, East Lansing, in 2005, all in electrical engineering. 

From Sept., 2005 to Aug. 2007, he worked at the Ford Motor Company as a Core Power Electronics Engineer.  He joined the Ohio State University in 2007 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate professor in 2013 and full professor in 2017.  His research interests include wide bandgap power devices and their applications, high-voltage and high-power converter/inverters, integration of renewable energy sources, and electrification of transportation.  Dr. Wang has over 160 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and 8 patents.

Dr. Wang received the IEEE Power Electronics Society Richard M. Bass Young Engineer Award in 2011, the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award in 2011. At The Ohio State University, Dr. Wang received the Ralph L. Boyer Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Innovation in 2012, the Lumley Research Award in 2013 and the Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education in 2017.  Dr. Wang served as the General Chair and the Steering Committee Chair for the IEEE Future Energy Challenge in 2016 and 2017, respectively.  Dr. Wang had been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications from 2008 to 2014.  Currently, Dr. Wang serves as the Tutorial Co-chair for IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference 2019, an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (J-ESTPE).  Dr. Wang initiated and served as the General Chair for the 1st IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications in 2013.