Head of Electrical Systems and Optics Research Division and Professor of Advanced Power Conversion, Faculty of Engineering
Professor C Mark Johnson received the BA degree in engineering and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 1986 and 1991 respectively.
From 1990 to 1992 he was a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and in 1992 he was appointed Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, UK, where his research included the design, analysis and characterisation of power semiconductor devices, resonant power conversion and instrumentation.
From 1998 to 2001 he managed the UK national programme on Silicon Carbide electronics and in 2000 he became Reader of Power Electronics at the University of Newcastle. In 2003, Professor Johnson was appointed as Rolls-Royce/RAEng Research Professor of Power Electronic Systems at the University of Sheffield and in 2006 he was appointed to a personal chair at the University of Nottingham, where he leads research into power semiconductor devices, power device packaging, reliability, and thermal management, power module technologies and power electronic applications.
He is a member of the executive committee of the UK Innovative Electronics Manufacturing Research Centre (IeMRC) and is project manager for the Flagship Project in Power Electronics. Professor Johnson is a member of the executive of the IET Power Generation, Conversion and Utilisation Technical and Professional Network.
Professor Johnson is currently researching:
- Power semiconductor devices
- Power device packaging, reliability, and thermal management
- Power module technologies
- Power electronic applications
- Renewable energy technologies; distributed generation