Publications

A. Book Chapter

1) “State-of-the-Art Intelligent Gate Drivers for Power Modules–Monitoring, Control and Management at the Heart of Power Converters”, B. Ji, W.P. Cao, V. Pickert, Chapter 11, IET, UK, 2015. Book Chapter in Control Circuits in Power Electronics: Practical Issues in Design and Implementation.

B.      Journals

2) “Multi-objective design optimization of IGBT power module considering power cycling and thermal cycling,” B. Ji, X.G. Song, E. Sciberras, W.P. Cao, Y. Hu, V. Pickert, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.30, no.5, pp.2493-2504, May 2015

3) “New multilevel inverter with improved hysteresis control for grid-connected photovoltaic systems,” Y. Hu, W. Cao, B. Ji, X. Song, Y. Deng, X. He, Renewable Energy, Vol. 74, Feb. 2015, pp. 247-254

4)  “Three-Port DC-DC Converter for Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems,” Y. Hu, W. Xiao, W. Cao, B. Ji, D. Morrow, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 30, Issue 6, 2014, pp. 3068-3076

5) “In-situ diagnostics and prognostics of solder fatigue in IGBT modules for electric vehicle drives,” B. Ji, X. Song, W. Cao, V. Pickert, Y. Hu, J. Mackersie, and G. Pierce, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.30, no.3, pp.1535,1543, March 2015

6) "A Near-State Three-Dimensional Space Vector Modulation for a Three-Phase Four-Leg Voltage Source Inverter," M. Zhang, D. Atkinson, B. Ji, M. Armstrong, and M. Ma, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.29, no.11, pp.5715,5726, Nov. 2014

7) "Thermography-Based Virtual MPPT Scheme for Improving PV Energy Efficiency Under Partial Shading Conditions," Y. Hu, W. Cao, J. Wu, B. Ji, D. Holliday, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.29, no.11, pp.5667,5672, Nov. 2014

8)  “In situ diagnostics and prognostics of wire bonding faults in IGBT modules for electric vehicle drives,” B. Ji, V. Pickert, W. Cao, B. Zahawi, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 28, Issue 12, Dec. 2013, pp. 5568-5577.

9)  “New SR drive with integrated charging capacity for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs),” Y. Hu, X. Song, W. Cao, B. Ji, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 61, Issue 10, Oct. 2014, pp. 1-10.

10) “Real-time temperature estimation for power MOSFET considering thermal ageing effects,” H. Chen, B. Ji, V. Pickert, W. Cao, IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability, Vol. 14, Issue 1, Mar. 2014, pp. 220-228.

11) “Surrogate-based analysis and optimization for the design of heat sinks with jet impingement,” X. Song, J. Zhang, S. Kang, M. Ma, B. Ji, W. Cao, V. Pickert, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 3, March 2014, pp. 429-437

12) “Optimized PDPWM Strategy for Hybrid-Clamped Multilevel Inverters Using Switching State Sequences”, M. Ma, X. He, W. Cao, X. Song, B. Ji, IET Power Electronics, Vol.8, no.7, June. 2015, pp.1095-1103.

13) “Analysis and Prediction the Discharge Characteristics of Lithium-ion Battery Based on the Grey System Theory”, L. Chen, B. Tian, W. Lin, B. Ji, J. Li, H. Pan, IET Power Electronics, in press

14) “New High Frequency Inverter Topologies Integrated with the Coupled Inductor Bridge Arm”, Y. Hu · B. Ji · S. Finney · W. Xiao · W. Cao · IET Power Electronics, In press

15) “3-D thermal analysis of a permanent magnet motor with cooling fans,” Z. Tan, X. Song, B. Ji, Z. Liu, J. Ma, W. Cao, Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, Aug 2015,Vol 16,no 8,pp 616-621

C.      Oral presentations for conference proceedings

16) B. Ji, C. Wang, X. Song, V. Pickert, W. Cao, “IGBT condition monitoring with system identification methods,” the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC) Asia-Pacific, Beijing, Sept. 2014

17) B. Ji, X. Song, H. Wu, V. Pickert, W. Cao, “Integrated condition monitoring for vehicle-ready power modules,” the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC) Asia-Pacific, Beijing, Aug. 2014

18) Chen, L.; Ji, B.; Cao, W.P.; Pan, H.H.; Tian, B.B; Lin, W.L., "Grey system theory-based capacity estimation method for Li-ion batteries,"Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014), 7th IET International Conference on, 8-10 April 2014

19) B. Ji, Chen, L.; Cao, W.P.; Zhang, M.; Pickert, V., "Electro-thermal method for semiconductor power losses analysis under different modulation schemes," Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014), 7th IET International Conference on , , 8-10 April 2014

20) B. Ji.; Song, X.G.; Cao, W.P.; Pickert, V., "Active temperature control of Li-ion batteries in electric vehicles," Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Conference 2013 (HEVC 2013), IET, 6-7 Nov. 2013

21) B. Ji.; Pickert, V.; Cao, W.P.; Xing, L., "Onboard condition monitoring of solder fatigue in IGBT power modules,"Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (SDEMPED), 2013 9th IEEE International Symposium on, pp.9-15, 27-30 Aug 2014.

22) Z. Liu, W. Cao; Z Tan, X. Song, B. Ji, G. Tian, "Electromagnetic and temperature field analyses of winding short-circuits in DFIGs," Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (SDEMPED), 2013 9th IEEE International Symposium on, pp.269,273, 27-30 Aug. 2013

23) B Ji, V. Pickert, B. Zahawi, M. Zhang., "In-situ bond wire health monitoring circuit for IGBT power modules,"Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2012), 6th IET International Conference on, 27-29 March 2012

24) B Ji; V. Pickert, B. Zahawi., "In-situ Bond Wire and Solder Layer Health Monitoring Circuit for IGBT Power Modules,"Integrated Power Electronics Systems (CIPS), 2012 7th International Conference on, 6-8 March 2012

25) B Ji., V. Pickert, and B. Zahawi. "In-situ Measurement of the Bond Wire Lift-off in IGBT Power Modules."Intelligent Motion and Power Quality (PCIM), Europe, Nuremberg, Germany(2011).

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