Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley
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Curriculum Vitae
CV (last updated: July 2018)

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I am a Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley and a member of the Power Electronics Group advised by 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 explores new and high impact power electronics circuits and systems. I work on applications for renewable energy, electrified transportation, robotics, information and communication technology energy infrastructure, and electrification for emerging regions. My research draws from an array of interdisciplinary domains, including circuits and systems for power conversion, adaptive control theory, numerical analysis, and statistical signal processing.

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] 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.

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: July 2018