P. Paul Wagenaars

Paul Wagenaars (Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering) works as a specialist at DNV GL. His research focuses on the development of a system for online partial discharge detection and location in medium-voltage power cables.

Paul Wagenaars Career

His work includes high-frequency measurements in cable systems, high-frequency modeling of cable systems and signal processing techniques for noise reduction.


  • 2006 – 2010 Eindhoven University of Technology, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
  • 1999 – 2004 Eindhoven University of Technology, Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering

Work Experience

  • 2010- DNV GL, Specialist
  • 2004 – 2010 KEMA, Research & Development
  • 2004 – 2005 Eindhoven University of Technology, Researcher


  • underground power cables
  • PD measurements
  • high-frequency measurement and modeling of cable systems
  • ampacity calculations
  • FEM calculations
  • writing and presenting scientific publications
  • programming (Matlab, Java, Python, Tcl/Tk, C)


Links to projects and researches

Research Group :

Power Cables

Specialisatie :

System reliability including extreme events


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