LAMH has become Heki

Founded in 1989, the growing LAMH (Laboratoire de Machines Hydrauliques) has become Heki. This new name is a hybrid of “hydroelectricity” and “kinetic,” and symbolizes our desire to advance knowledge and produce clean energy.

This passion drives us because Heki is a leader in hydroelectric generation technology development. Our facilities are home to a multidisciplinary group that works with state-of-the-art tools. Our remarkable training program and close ties with the industry have established ourselves as an international leader in flow and structural dynamics in hydraulic turbines.

Innovation Center

About us

Heki is a Hydropower Innovation Centre focused on hydroelectricity and located at Université Laval. It has been specializing in hydraulic machine research since 1989


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Heki carries out transdisciplinary projects related to hydroelectric production

Heki's team

Heki has assembled a multidisciplinary research team dedicated to hydroelectric production. Our team comprises of professors, research professionals, and undergraduate and graduate students.


Araz Rezavand Hesari presents his latest results in a new publication

Congratulations to Araz Rezavand Hesari who publishes the first in-depth experimental analysis of the flow in the vaneless space...

New publication by Mélissa Fortin

Congratulations to Mélissa Fortin for the publication of the last paper written as part of her doctoral project. She...

Happy New Year 2024!

Second Tr-FRANCIS workshop

The year 2023 concluded at the Heki Center with the second Tr-FRANCIS workshop. Held on December 18 and 19...

New publication by Araz Rezavand Hesari

Congratulations to Araz Rezavand Hesari who published a first paper as part of his doctoral research project under the...

Preparation of Niki Molana’s experimental campaign

In the coming weeks, Niki Molana will begin the measurements as part of her doctoral research project about hydraulic...

Tr-Francis turbine start-up tests begin

The team from the Heki hydraulic machinery laboratory has just completed the development of a procedure allowing the start-ups...

Our laboratory is now equipped with a transient flow meter

Heki research professionals Anthony Munoz and Maxime Coulaud recently completed the installation of a brand-new transient flow meter on...

First model tests by Benoit Dussault

A brand-new measurement campaign is being launched by Benoit Dussault, a doctoral student at the Heki Center under the...