TEAM DIRECTORY BY LAB/GROUP
HIGH VOLTAGE LAB
Mr. John Vandermaar directs Powertech’s High Voltage Laboratory under the T&D Technology and Testing group and is responsible for all activities of the High Voltage group including both field and laboratory studies. Mr. Vandermaar has 40 years of experience in problem solving in all areas of high voltage research. He was responsible for acquiring much of the laboratory’s high voltage equipment and since then has been responsible for design improvements and expanding the capabilities of the laboratory. He has undertaken on-site and laboratory testing, research and problem solving for power transformers, bushings, cables, sulfur hexafluoride equipment, and many other types of equipment.
Dr. Linfeng Cao is an Engineer with Powertech’s High Voltage Laboratory. He has worked extensively in field testing on underground cables with an emphasis on partial discharge measurements. In addition, he conducts a full range of qualification and certification tests in accordance with all relevant industry standards, as well as custom testing solutions.
Dr. Marko Istenic is a Senior Electrical Specialist in the High Voltage Laboratory for the T&D Technology and Testing sector at Powertech Labs. In this role he is a Project Leader for testing with various high voltage testing systems, and is responsible for management of laboratory testing system upgrades and acquiring new high voltage equipment. Marko has experience in transmission and distribution, nuclear, onshore and offshore oil and gas energy projects.
Dr. Hamed Janani is a Project Engineer in the High Voltage group within the Transmission and Distribution sector at Powertech Labs. In this role, Hamed prepares and leads high voltage proposals and testing.
Hamed holds his PhD. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. He is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, as well as the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba.