Centre for Electromagnetic and Lightning Protection Research (CELP); formerly known as Centre of Excellence on Lightning Protection, is one of the few institutions in the world that is dedicated to the research and promotion of the scientifically proven engineering and physics of lightning safety and protection. It operates under the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia. During the early establishment of CELP, its main objective was to enhance the knowledge of lightning safety and protection in the South Asian and developing countries. It was established with the efforts of scientists from USA, Colombia, Mexico, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and UAE. As per the decision taken by the Advisory Committee Members of CELP in the late 2008, the institution was officially transferred to the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia. This decision is seen by many scholars as a big leap in the development of lightning science, taken at the right time and right place. With the invaluable support and effort extended by the well-known scholars and scientists, who lined up as the Advisory Committee Members, the CELP is now blossoming as one of the leading institution in the world in promoting the scientifically proven methodologies and techniques in Research, Education and Applications of Electromagnetic and Lightning related subjects.
Latest Update : Fri, 03 Jul 2015 (zawatinawi)