Heki’s team is motivated
by a desire to explore
water dynamics,
renewable energies
and societal impact.
LAMH becomes Heki

The Laboratoire de Machines Hydrauliques (LAMH) was founded by Claire Deschênes, first female professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Université Laval, and is currently directed by Sébastien Houde. The laboratory evolved into what today has become Heki. This new moniker is a portmanteau for “hydroelectricity” and “kinetic” and it symbolizes our desire to further the knowledge on the production of clean energy.

This passion propels us forward as Heki is among leaders of technological development in the sector of hydroelectric production. Our installations, a model of success in hydrodynamics research, host a multidisciplinary group of people who works with state-of-the-art tools. The excellence of our training program and our privileged relations with the industry allow us to have impact beyond the borders of Canada.

Advancements inspired by our research are synonymous with a greener, renewable and more accessible source of energy. We change the world. One kilowatt at a time.

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    Sébastien Houde, ing. PhD — Director
    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineer