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Paige Williford

Status in CURENT:

Paige is a research assistant and PhD student at CURENT.                                 


Biographic Info -

Hometown: Hot Springs, Arkansas

Country: United States

Office Location: Min Kao 347

Email: pwillifo@vols.utk.edu

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Fred Wang


Academic Background:

Institution: Arkansas Tech University

Degree: Master of Engineering – Electrical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2016


Research Interests:

Application and gate drive design of Gallium Nitride semiconductor devices for power electronics.



1) P. Williford, E. Jones, Z. Yang, J. Chen, F. Wang, S. Bala, and J. Sun, “Optimal Dead Time Setting and Loss Analysis for GaN-based Voltage Source Converter,” 10th IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE 2018), Portland, OR

2) E. A. Jones, P. Williford, Z. Yang, J. Chen, F. Wang, S. Bala, J. Sun and J. Puukko, "Maximizing the voltage and current capability of GaN FETs in a hard-switching converter," 2017 IEEE 12th International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), Honolulu, HI, USA, 2017, pp. 740-747.

3) E. A. Jones, P. Williford and F. Wang, "A fast overcurrent protection scheme for GaN GITs," 2017 IEEE 5th Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA), Albuquerque, NM, 2017, pp. 277-284.

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Paige Williford