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Center Overview

The Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures (HVT) evaluates, designs, models, and develops novel high-voltage and high-temperature materials and structures for energy transfer, aerospace, automotive, nuclear, deep sea, and other extreme applications. HVT provides support to electric utility, military, environmental, health, and other industries interested in the application of novel HVT materials in their design practices.

HVT's mission is to design, create, and study new advanced materials and evaluate existing materials and structures for a range of engineering applications. HVT uses state-of-the-art experimental and computational tools to conduct the multiscale characterization and modeling of such materials to obtain reliable predictive models.

HVT is studying various novel high-voltage and high-temperature materials and structures for high-energy transmission and other related applications with superior resistance to in-service conditions, with the ultimate goal of providing outstanding research service to industries using novel materials and structures subjected to extreme HVT loading conditions.


  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Denver
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Center Personnel

Martin Ostoja-Starzewski
+1 217 265 0900

Joe Hoffman
Research Assistant Professor
+1 303 871 7534

Yang Cao
+1 860 486 0915

Monika Bleszynski
Research Scientist and Program Manager
+1 303 871 2107

Maciej Kumosa
John Evans Professor and Center Director
+1 303 503 1289

Greg Odegard
+1 906 487 2329

Iwona Jasiuk
+1 217 333 9259

Research Focus

HVT focuses on developing innovative materials and structures engineered for applications where they are subject to extreme conditions such as high voltage and/or high temperature, high stress and/or high strain, or high pressure and/or high compaction.


Member Organizations

IUCRC affiliated member organizations are displayed as submitted by the Center. Non-federal organizations are not selected, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the National Science Foundation.
  • ABB (formerly GE)
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • CTC Global
  • Eversource
  • G&W Electric
  • G&W Electric
  • Marmon Engineered Wire & Cable
  • New York Power Authority (NYPA)
  • Tri-State Generation and Transmission
  • US Department of Energy