The Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory (TDHVL) is a world class centre for research into dielectric materials and insulation systems, as well as high voltage and related phenomena. The lab houses state-of-the-art facilities and is supported by a specialist engineering team who are all actively involved in internationally leading research. We are also a commercial testing house and offer a consultancy service.
Although predominantly a research centre, the TDHVL can offer some undergraduate and MSc students a unique opportunity to work alongside our world leading research staff and PhD students conducting experiments in the HV lab. Those working with a TDHVL academic may also conduct some of their third year, fourth year, or MSc project work in the lab which, in some circumstances, can permit undergraduate students to collaborate with TDHVL researchers to get their work published.
Read more about the facilities and testing capabilities of the High Voltage lab
Wide ranging and cutting edge research carried out in the lab includes:
Read more about the impact of Southampton's research into reliable cable systems for energy security.
TDHVL offers commercial testing, technical consultancy and a modelling/simulation service to support industrial customers through a range of activities including: