Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley
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Curriculum Vitae
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My research explores power electronics simultaneously from a circuits and systems perspective. My work draws from an array of interdisciplinary domains—including decentralized optimization, networked control systems, and energy-efficient embedded systems—to develop power electronics circuits and architectures with enhanced performance, efficiency, resiliency, and power density. I work on applications for renewable energy, electrified transportation, miniaturized and on-chip power, wireless power transfer, and energy infrastructure and distribution.

I am currently a sixth-year doctoral student in the EECS department at UC Berkeley, where I am member of the Power Electronics Group. My advisor is Seth Sanders. I have previously held R&D positions at Dialog Semiconductor, NREL, MIT, ABB Corporate Research, NUS, and Typhoon HIL. I am graduating in May 2019, and I am currently applying for tenure-track positions as an assistant professor.

Selected Publications

[1] J. Poon, B. B. Johnson, S. V. Dhople, S. R. Sanders, "Minimum Distortion Point Tracking: Optimal phase shifting for input- or output-parallel connected dc-dc converters," 2018 IEEE 19th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), Padova, Italy, 2018.
[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.
[3] M. Sinha, J. Poon, B. B. Johnson, M. Rodriguez, S. V. Dhople, "Decentralized interleaving of parallel-connected buck converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, In Press.

Selected Awards and Honors

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

last updated: February 2019