Jane  Lehr


Phone: 505 277-1749

Physical Address

Room 323B
ECE Building
Building # 46 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC01 1100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Personal Website


Ph.D. New York University, 1996

B.E. Stevens Institute of Technology, 1985


A professor at the University of New Mexico since 2013 and a Fellow of the IEEE since 2008, Dr. Lehr served as chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department from 2013 to 2015. She is an active researcher in the Applied Electromagnetics Group where the thrust of her research has been studying pulsed power generation and applications and high voltage phenomena. Dr. Lehr served as President of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society in 2007-2008 and currently serves as the society’s Fellow Evaluation Chair. Professor Lehr is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society’s Richard F. Shea Distinguished Member Award.

Teaching Interests

  • Pulsed Power
  • Electromagnetics
  • Microwave Engineering

Research Interests

  • Theory and application of electrical breakdown of insulators
  • Exploding wire phenomena
  • Corona discharges