Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley
Power Electronics Research
Contact Information
406 Cory Hall

Curriculum Vitae
CV (last updated: Aug. 2017)

Google ScholarLinkedIn



I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley and a member of the Power Electronics Group advised by Professor Seth Sanders. I received the M.S. degree from UC Berkeley in 2015 and the B.S. degree from Olin College of Engineering in 2012, all in electrical engineering. I have previously held research positions at NREL, MIT, ABB Corporate Research, and NUS.

Research Interests

My research focuses on designing transformative power electronics circuits and systems to enable the next generation of resilient, connected, and clean electric grids. I work on applications for renewable energy integration, electric vehicles, data center power delivery, distributed energy resource (DER) coordination and control, motor drives and generators, and electrification for emerging regions. My research draws from domains including circuits and systems for power conversion, adaptive control theory and estimation, and nonlinear and hybrid systems theory.

Selected Publications

[1] J. Poon, P. Jain; C. Spanos, S. K. Panda, S. R. Sanders, "Fault Prognosis for Power Electronics Systems Using Adaptive Parameter Identification," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 2862-2870, May-June 2017.
[2] J. Poon, P. Jain; I. Konstantakopoulos, C. Spanos, S. K. Panda, S. R. Sanders, "Model-Based Fault Detection and Identification for Switching Power Converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 1419-1430, Feb. 2017. doi
[3] P. A. Madduri, J. Poon, J. Rosa, M. Podolsky, E. Brewer, S. R. Sanders, "Scalable DC Microgrids for Rural Electrification in Emerging Regions,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 1195-1205, Dec. 2016. doi

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (2016)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2013-2018)
  • UC Berkeley EECS Chair's Excellence Award (2013)

last updated: July 2017