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Edward Jones

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Edward A. Jones is a Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Electrical Engineering, with an anticipated graduation year of 2017.

Biographic Info:

Office Location: MHK 517

Email: edward.jones@utk.edu

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Fred Wang

Academic Background:

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), USA, 2007
B.S. in Electrical Engineering


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, 2016
M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Research Interests:

Characterization and modeling of GaN power devices, GaN-based converter design, gate driver design for wide bandgap devices

Publications:

[1] E. Jones, F. Wang, Z. Zhang, “Analysis of the dv/dt transient of enhancement-mode GaN FETs,” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Tampa, FL, Mar. 2017.

[2] Z. Zhang, B. Guo, F. Wang, E. Jones, L. Tolbert, B. Blalock, "Methodology for wide band-gap device dynamic characterization," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2017.

[3] B. Liu, R. Ren, E. Jones, F. Wang, D. Costinett, Z. Zhang " A modulation compensation scheme to reduce input current distortion in GaN based high switching frequency three-phase three-level Vienna type rectifiers," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2017.

[4] R. Ren, B. Liu, E. Jones, F. Wang, D. Costinett, Z. Zhang, “Accurate ZVS boundary in high switching frequency LLC converter,” in Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukie, WI, Sept. 2016.

[5] Y. Li, E. Jones, F. Wang, “Circulating current suppressing control’s impact on arm inductance selection for modular multilevel converter (MMC),” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 2016.

[6] E. Jones, F. Wang, D. Costinett, “Review of commercial GaN power devices and GaN-based converter design challenges,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 707-719, Jun. 2016.

[7] C. Zhao, B. Trento, J. Liang, E. Jones, B. Liu, Z. Zhang, D. Costinett, F. Wang, L. Tolbert, J Jansen, R. Kress, R. Langley, “Design and implementation of GaN-Based, 100 kHz, 102 W/in3 single-phase inverter for the Google Little Box Challenge,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 824-840, Jun. 2016.

[8] R. Ren, B. Liu, E. Jones, F. Wang, Z. Zhang, D. Costinett, “Dual-output, three-level GaN-based dc-dc converter for battery charger applications,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 2441 - 2448, Jun. 2016.

[9] E. Jones, Z. Zhang, F. Wang, "Wide bandgap device characterization," professional education seminar presented at IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Long Beach, CA, Mar. 2016.

[10] E. Jones, F. Wang, D. Costinett, Z. Zhang, B. Guo, "Temperature-dependent turn-on loss analysis for GaN HFETs," in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Long Beach, CA, Mar. 2016, pp. 1010-1017.

[11] R. Ren, B. Liu, F. Wang, E. Jones, "Dual-output, three level GaN-based DC-DC converter for battery charger applications" in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Long Beach, CA, Mar. 2016, pp. 2441-2448.

[12] E. Jones, F. Wang, D. Costinett, Z. Zhang, B. Guo, “Cross conduction analysis for an enhancement-mode 650-V GaN HFET in a phase-leg topology,” in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA), Blacksburg, VA, Nov. 2015, pp. 98-103.

[13] E. Jones, F. Wang, D. Costinett, Z. Zhang, B. Guo, B. Liu, R. Ren, “Characterization of an enhancement-mode 650-V GaN HFET,” in Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Montreal, CA, Sept. 2015, pp. 400-407.

[14] Y. Li, E. Jones, F. Wang, "The impact of voltage-balancing control on switching frequency of the modular multilevel converter," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 2829-2839, Jun. 2015.

[15] E. Jones, F. Wang, B. Ozpineci, “Application-based review of GaN HFETs,” in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA), Knoxville, TN, Oct. 2014, pp. 24-29.

[16] Y. Li, E. Jones, F. Wang, "Switching-frequency ripple on DC link voltage in a modular multilevel converter with circulating current suppressing control," in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Fort Worth, TX, Mar. 2014, pp. 191-195.

[17] Y. Li, E. Jones, F. Wang, "Analysis of the relationship between switching frequency and sub-module capacitor unbalanced voltage for a modular multilevel converter," in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Fort Worth, TX, Mar. 2014, pp. 220-224.