Jason Poon

I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University, where I am a member of the Stanford University Power Electronics Research Lab. I hold a research affiliate position in the Energy Technologies Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2019.

I research power electronics and their applications in next-generation power and energy systems, including renewable energy integration, electrified transportation, and information technology.

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Representative Papers

Decentralized carrier phase-shifting for parallel-connected inverters for optimal harmonic minimization
J. Poon, B. B. Johnson, S. V. Dhople, J. M. Rivas
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2020

Minimum Distortion Point Tracking
J. Poon, B. B. Johnson, S. V. Dhople, S. R. Sanders
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 11013-11025, Oct. 2020

Decentralized interleaving of parallel-connected buck converters
M. Sinha, J. Poon, B. B. Johnson, M. Rodriguez, S. V. Dhople
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 4993-5006, May 2019

Model-based fault detection and identification for switching power converters
J. Poon, P. Jain, I. Konstantakopoulos, C. Spanos, S. K. Panda, S. R. Sanders
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 1419-1430, Feb. 2017

Selected Awards and Honors

  • EERE Postdoctoral Research Award (2019)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion (2018)
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (2016)

News

10/7/2020

Our latest work has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and is available on IEEE Xplore. We show how minimum distortion point tracking can significantly improve the power quality and stability of large-scale, distributed solar inverter systems.

3/5/2020

Presented an overview poster of my latest research at an NSF-sponsored workshop on power systems and machine learning in Alexandria, VA

2/18/2020

Our work on Minimum Distortion Point Tracking is available on IEEE Xplore. This work presents a new decentralized control strategy for networks of dc-dc converters that can reduce harmonic noise by more than two orders of magnitude for some applications.

2/1/2020

Elected Vice Chair of the IEEE PELS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

10/31/2019

Attended NSF Workshop on Power Electronics-enabled Operation of Power Systems in Chicago

9/1/2019

Starting position as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Stanford Power Electronics Research Lab and an Affiliate Researcher in the Energy Technologies Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

8/9/2019

Invited participant at the Fort Collins 2019 Symposium on Microgrids

7/10/2019

Received the 2019 EERE Postdoctoral Research Award from the Department of Energy

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