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

Curriculum Vitae
CV (last updated: Dec. 2016)

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Research Interests

I study power electronics and energy systems. The objective of my research is to enable self-healing power electronics systems. 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 for power conversion, adaptive control theory and estimation, and nonlinear and hybrid systems theory.


I am a Ph.D. Candidate 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 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., ABB Corporate Research in Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland, and the National University of Singapore.

Selected Publications

  1. J. Poon; P. Jain; I. Konstantakopoulos; C. Spanos; S. Panda; S. Sanders, "Model-Based Fault Detection and Identification for Switching Power Converters," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 1419-1430, Feb. 2017. doi
  2. J. Poon, M. A. Kinsy, N. A. Pallo, S. Devadas and I. L. Čelanović, "Hardware-in-the-loop testing for electric vehicle drive applications," 2012 Twenty-Seventh Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Orlando, FL, 2012, pp. 2576-2582. 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," in 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 2016