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MARK JOHNSON

Professor of Advancedpower Conversion


Shear strength of die attachments prepared using dry nanosilver film by a time-reduced sintering process (2020)
Journal Article
Dai, J., Li, J., Agyakwa, P., Corfield, M., & Johnson, C. M. (2020). Shear strength of die attachments prepared using dry nanosilver film by a time-reduced sintering process. Microelectronics Reliability, 111, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microrel.2020.113740

This study investigates a time-reduced sintering process for die attachment, prepared, within a processing time of several seconds using dry nanosilver film. The effects of three main sintering parameters, sintering temperature (220 to 300 °C), sinte... Read More about Shear strength of die attachments prepared using dry nanosilver film by a time-reduced sintering process.

Multi-frequency averaging (MFA) model of a generic electric vehicle powertrain suitable under variable frequency of averaging developed for remote operability (2020)
Journal Article
Sen, S., Evans, P. L., & Johnson, C. M. (2020). Multi-frequency averaging (MFA) model of a generic electric vehicle powertrain suitable under variable frequency of averaging developed for remote operability. IET Electrical Systems in Transportation, 10(3), 268-274. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-est.2019.0043

© The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2020. Geographically distributed hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing has the potential to allow hybrid vehicle powertrain components (battery, motor drive, and engine) to be developed at geographically r... Read More about Multi-frequency averaging (MFA) model of a generic electric vehicle powertrain suitable under variable frequency of averaging developed for remote operability.

Accurate Measurement of Dynamic ON-state Resistance of GaN Devices under Reverse and Forward Conduction in High Frequency Power Converter (2020)
Journal Article
Li, K., Videt, A., Idir, N., Evans, P., & Johnson, M. (2020). Accurate Measurement of Dynamic ON-state Resistance of GaN Devices under Reverse and Forward Conduction in High Frequency Power Converter. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 35(9), 9652-9662. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPEL.2019.2961604

Because of trapped charges in GaN transistor structure, device dynamic ON-state resistance RDSon is increased when it is operated in high frequency switched power converters, in which device is possibly operated by zero voltage switching (ZVS) to red... Read More about Accurate Measurement of Dynamic ON-state Resistance of GaN Devices under Reverse and Forward Conduction in High Frequency Power Converter.

10-kV SiC MOSFET Power Module With Reduced Common-Mode Noise and Electric Field (2019)
Journal Article
DiMarino, C. M., Mouawad, B., Johnson, C. M., Boroyevich, D., & Burgos, R. (2020). 10-kV SiC MOSFET Power Module With Reduced Common-Mode Noise and Electric Field. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 35(6), 6050-6060. https://doi.org/10.1109/tpel.2019.2952633

The advancement of silicon carbide (SiC) power devices with voltage ratings exceeding 10 kV is expected to revolutionize medium- and high-voltage systems. However, present power module packages are limiting the performance of these unique switches. T... Read More about 10-kV SiC MOSFET Power Module With Reduced Common-Mode Noise and Electric Field.

Three‐dimensional damage morphologies of thermomechanically deformed sintered nanosilver die attachments for power electronics modules (2019)
Journal Article
Agyakwa, P., Dai, J., Li, J., Mouawad, B., Yang, L., Corfield, M., & Johnson, C. (2019). Three‐dimensional damage morphologies of thermomechanically deformed sintered nanosilver die attachments for power electronics modules. Journal of Microscopy, https://doi.org/10.1111/jmi.12803

© 2019 The Authors. Journal of Microscopy published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Royal Microscopical Society. A time-lapse study of thermomechanical fatigue damage has been undertaken using three-dimensional X-ray computer tomography. Morp... Read More about Three‐dimensional damage morphologies of thermomechanically deformed sintered nanosilver die attachments for power electronics modules.

Multi-frequency averaging (MFA) model of electric- hybrid powertrain suitable for variable frequency operation applied in geographically-distributed power hardware-in-the-loop (GD-PHiL) simulation (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Sen, S., Evans, P. L., & Johnson, C. M. (2019). Multi-frequency averaging (MFA) model of electric- hybrid powertrain suitable for variable frequency operation applied in geographically-distributed power hardware-in-the-loop (GD-PHiL) simulation. doi:10.1109/VPPC.2018.8604967

Project aims to develop capability for OEMs and suppliers to 'virtually-connect' multiple prototype powertrain components (engine, motor-drive etc.) and engage in real-time system simulation, thereby reducing cost by eliminating co-location dependenc... Read More about Multi-frequency averaging (MFA) model of electric- hybrid powertrain suitable for variable frequency operation applied in geographically-distributed power hardware-in-the-loop (GD-PHiL) simulation.

Study of a Silicon Carbide MOSFET power module to establish the benefits of adding anti-parallel Schottky diodes (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Trentin, A., Hind, D., Degano, M., Tighe, C., Arevalo, S. L., Yang, L., …Packwood, M. (2018). Study of a Silicon Carbide MOSFET power module to establish the benefits of adding anti-parallel Schottky diodes. In 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)doi:10.1109/ecce.2018.8557415

The majority of commercial Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET based power modules available on the market today also include SiC Schottky diodes placed in anti-parallel with the MOSFETs. Using an accurate electrical and thermal simulation model this paper... Read More about Study of a Silicon Carbide MOSFET power module to establish the benefits of adding anti-parallel Schottky diodes.

Packaging technology for a highly integrated 10kV SiC MOSFET module (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Mouawad, B., Di Marino, C., Li, J., Skuriat, R., & Johnson, M. (2018, August). Packaging technology for a highly integrated 10kV SiC MOSFET module. Paper presented at 14th International Seminar on Power Semiconductors (ISPS 2018), Prague, Czech Republic

High-voltage SiC devices offer an attractive combination of fast switching and low losses, giving application users unprecedented levels of flexibility in choice of topology and control strategy for medium- and high-voltage power conversion. However,... Read More about Packaging technology for a highly integrated 10kV SiC MOSFET module.

Development of a highly integrated 10 kV SiC MOSFET power module with a direct jet impingement cooling system (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Mouawad, B., Skuriat, R., Li, J., Johnson, C. M., & DiMarino, C. (2018). Development of a highly integrated 10 kV SiC MOSFET power module with a direct jet impingement cooling system. In 2018 IEEE 30th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD). https://doi.org/10.1109/ispsd.2018.8393651

This paper presents a novel, highly integrated packaging design for Wolfspeed’s 10 kV SiC MOSFETs. These devices offer faster switching performance and lower losses than silicon devices. However, it has been shown that the package can have profound i... Read More about Development of a highly integrated 10 kV SiC MOSFET power module with a direct jet impingement cooling system.