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Brian Johnson

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Power and Energy Systems
M322 ECE
Campus Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-616-4502
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Brian Johnson joined UW’s Electrical & Computer Engineering Department in 2018 as an assistant professor. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2010. He has five years of prior experience as a staff scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where he led a variety of projects centered on the development of next-generation controllers and energy conversion circuits for power systems. He currently serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion.

Research Projects

Recent Publications

  • M. Sinha, J. Poon, B. Johnson, M. Rodriguez, and S. Dhople, "Decentralized interleaving of parallel-connected buck converters," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2018. [ Link ]
  • P. Achanta, B. Johnson, and D. Maksimovic, "A multilevel DC to three-phase AC architecture for photovoltaic power plants," in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 2018. [ Link ]
  • B. Johnson, S. Dhople, A. Hamadeh, and P. Krein, "Synchronization of parallel single-phase inverters using virtual oscillator control," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 6124-6138, Nov. 2014. [ Link ]
  • B. Kroposki, B. Johnson, Y. Zhang, V. Gevorgian, P. Denholm, B. Hodge, B. Hannegan, "Achieving 100% renewable grids: Operating electric power systems with extremely high levels of variable renewable energy," IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 61-73, March-April 2017. [ Link ]
  • B. Johnson, P. Krein, "An analytical time-domain expression for the net ripple produced by parallel interleaved converters," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 289-293, March 2017. [ Link ]
  • B. Johnson, M. Sinha, N. Ainsworth, F. Dorfler, and S. Dhople, "Synthesizing virtual oscillators to control islanded inverters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 8, pp. 6002-6015, Aug. 2016. [ Link ]