Mark Scott, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Scott

Associate Professor

260 C Garland Hall
513-529-0745
scottmj3@MiamiOH.edu
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Power Electronics Page

Research Interests

  • Applying silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) in electrified vehicles and aircraft as well solar power applications.
  • Modeling and mitigation methods of electromagnetic interference (EMI) in power electronics.
  • Prognostic and health management techniques for power electonic systems.
  • Developing electronic hardware low-power applications.

Education

  • Ph.D., Power Electronics
    The Ohio State University
    2015
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering
    The Ohio State University
    2013
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering
    The Ohio State University
    2005

Research Bio

Mark J. Scott received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and Ph.D. in Power Electronics from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

His work experience includes developing customized solutions for material handling applications and performing onsite installation of automated systems. He also conducted validation testing of power electronics designed for transit buses and emergency vehicles.

Dr. Scott’s research improves reliability and power density in power conversion hardware. His team applies silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power devices in isolated DC/DC converters, single phase inverters, and three phase inverters targeting applications in electric vehicles, more electric aircraft, and solar power systems.

His team also investigates conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) generated by GaN and SiC based hardware. This research has resulted in diagnostic tools based on conducted EMI. Dr. Scott has authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed papers. He is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Experience

  • 2022 –Present, Associate Professor, Miami University
  • 2015 –2022, Assistant Professor, Miami University
  • 2010 2015, Graduate Administrative/Teaching/Research Assistant, The Ohio State University
  • 2008 2009, Electrical Design Engineer, Vanner Incorporated
  • 2006 2008, Electrical Engineer, Atronix Engineering Incorporated
  • 2001 2006, Student Assistant, The Ohio State University; Department of Athletics: Electronics Department
  • 2000 2001, Electrical Engineer Co-Op, R.A. Jones

External Funding

Date Agency Role Title
2021 The Department of Commerce & PowerAmerica PI Home Power System for Pandemic Resiliency
2021 Ohio Federal Research Network PI High Reliability, Low EMI, Wide Bandgap Power Conversion for Air & Space Apps (Cost Share - $821,375)
2021 Ohio Federal Research Netwoek & AlphaMicro Co-PI Electronically Dimmable Device for Eye Protection
2020 Air Force Research Laboratory PI Robust 270V Power Supply System
2020 AlphaMicro Co-PI Electronically Dimmable Eyeware Protection Devices Phase II
2019 Department of Energy & PowerAmerica PI Wide Bandgap based Low-Voltage / High-Current DC/DC Converter for Electrified Transit Buses
2019 Defense Associared Graduate Student Innovators PI Prognostic Health Management Systems for More Electric Aircraft Applications
2016 USDA Co-PI Education from the Ground Up: Promoting Integrated and Experiential Learning for Resilient Food Systems at Miami University

Student Awards

Date
Student
Award
Purpose
2021
Tyler McGrew
Best presentation award at Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) [1]
Best student presentation for a given session
2019
Hanqiing Nile
Travel Grant for WiPDA 2019 in Raleigh, NC
Enabled student to present their research
2019
Justin Demus
Travel Grant for ECCE 2019 in Baltimore, MD
Enabled student to present their research
2018
Ben Shaffer
Best presentation award at Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in San Antonio, Texas [2]
Best student presentation for a given session
2018
Ben Shaffer
PSMA Travel Grant for APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas
Enabled student to present their research
2017
Austin Lowder
Travel Grant for SOFE 2017 in Shanghai, China
Enabled student to present their research

Student Scholarships

Date
Student
Award
Purpose
2021
Jordan Hamlett
PowerAmerica Scholarship
For Ugrad research in power electronics
2020
Gillian Holman
IEEE PES Scholarship
For Ugrads interested in power
2019/20
M. ParrishG. HolmanT.McGrew
CE Power Solutions Scholarship
for Ugrads (U.S. Citizens) interested in power - worked with Prof. Ucci
2018
Jack Knoll
IEEE PES Scholarship
For Ugrads interested in power
2018
Justin Demus
Ohio Space Grant Consortium Scholarship
To support Ugrad research
2018/19
R. KevdzijaD. FassettaS. Malloy
CE Power Solutions Scholarship
For Ugrads (U.S. Citizens) interested in power - worked with Prof. Ucci
2017
Jack Knoll
IEEE PES Scholarship
For Ugrads interested in power
2017
Ben Shaffer
Ohio Space Grant Consortium Scholarship
To support Ugrad research
2016/17
Wilson GuoAdin RichardsonEvan Lynch
CE Power Solutions Scholarship
For Ugrads (U.S. Citizens) interested in power - worked with Prof. Ucci

Student Publications

  • uT. McGrew, gV. Sysoeva, fC. H. Cheng, C. Miller, J. Scofield, and M. Scott, “Condition Monitoring of DC-Link Capacitors using Time-Frequency Analysis and Machine Learning Classification of Conducted EMI.” In IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 37, no. 10, pp. 12606-12618, Oct. 2022,
  • S.Hasan, mH. Hassan, M. J. Scott, Y. P. Siwakoti, G. E. Town, and F. Blaabjerg, “Common-ground transformerless inverter with virtual DC bus concept for single-phase systems,” in IEEJ Journal of Industry Applications, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 538-548, Sept. 2020.
  • gJ. Huff, fM. Wang, and M. Scott, ““Energy Recovery Circuit for LC Cell Driver,” in IEEE Energy Conversion Congr. & Expo (ECCE) 2021, Vancouver, BC, Oct. 10 – 14, 2021, pp. 5755-5760 .
  • uT. McGrew, gV. Sysoeva, fC. H. Cheng, and M. Scott, “Condition Monitoring of DC-Link Capacitors Using Hidden Markove Model Supported Convolutional Neural Network,” in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conf. & Expo (APEC) 2021, Virtual Event, June 14 – 17, 2021, pp. 2322-2330.
  • mH. Nie, mY. Bai, uQ. Cheng, and M. Scott, “Evaluation of Conducted EMI in GaN and Si based Isolated DC/DC Converters” at IEEE/PSMA 7th Annua. Work Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA 2019), Raleigh, N.C., pp. 251-254.
  • gJ. Demus, gV. Sysoeva, uQ. Cheng, gM. Boubin, gA. Siraj and M. Scott, "MOSFET Junction Temperature Measurements using Conducted Electromagnetic Emissions and Support Vector Machines," 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congr. and Expo. (ECCE), Baltimore, MD, USA, 2019, pp. 2973-2978.
  • M. J. Scott, pW. Perdikakis, A. Sheets, gW. Guo, and gJ. P. Doran, “EMI Analysis of a High Power Silicon Carbide Inverter,” at IEEE/PMSA 6th Annua. Work. Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA 2018), Atlanta, GA .
  • gM. Boubin, gJ. P. Doran, gW. Guo ,Y. Rajasekhar, and M. J. Scott, “EMI diagnostics of three phase inverters using machine learning algorithm” IEEE 10th Annua. Energy Conversion Congr. Expo. (ECCE) 2018, Sept. 2018.
  • gH. A. Hassan, gE. Iuravin, H. Cai, and M. J. Scott, “Comparison of GaN and Si based dual active bridge converters for energy storage systems”, in IEEE 10th Annua. 2018 Energy Conversion Congr. Expo (ECCE) 2018, Sept. 2018.
  • uB. Shaffer, gH. A. Hassan, M. J. Scott, pS. U. Hasan, G. E. Town, and Y. Siwakoti, “A Common-Ground Single-Phase Transformerless Boost Inverter for Photovoltaic Applications,” in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conf. and Expo. (APEC), 2018, San Antonio, TX, Mar. 4-8, 2018, pp. 368-374.
  • S. U. Hasan, uB. Shaffer, gH. A. Hassan, M. J. Scott, Y. Siwakoti, and G. E. Town, “Common-Ground Transformerless Inverter for Solar Photovoltaic Module,” in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conf. and Expo. (APEC), 2018, San Antonio, TX, Mar. 4-8, 2018, pp. 167-172.
  • Miami University personnel are underlined. The superscripts ‘u’, ‘m’, and ‘f’ indicate uundergraduates, mMaster’s students, and ffaculty members

Senior Design Projects

Semesters Capstone Project Title
Fall '22 - Spring '23

Bluetooth Enabled Intelligent Solar Cells

(co-advised with Miao Wang)
Fall '21 - Spring '22 Solar Panel Power Supply System
Fall '21 - Spring '22 Power Measurement of Email Footers (co-advised with Peter Jamieson)
Fall '20 - Spring '21 Simulation Twinning via Algorithmic Methods for Power Circuit Component Failure (ao-advised with Peter Jamieson)
Fall '20 - Spring '21 Wireless Power and Transfer Plus Communications
Fall '19 - Spring '20 Solar Power and Battery Management System for Unmanned Arial Vehicles
Fall '19 - Spring '20 Distribution box for a 1000 VDC / 600 A power supply
(co-advised with Katie Sheet @ AFRL)
Fall '19 - Spring '20 Wireless Power Transfer Power Supply
Fall '18 - Spring '19 PHM System for Electrified Transportation
Spring '18 - Fall '19 Solar Assisted Drone (co-advised Jim Leonard)
Fall '17 - Spring '18 Isolated DC-DC Converter for Interfacing the Voltage Busses of the Dragon Capsule and ISS
Spring '17 -? Development of the Electric Vehicle Technology Course
Fall '16 - Spring '17 Solar-Powered Irrigation System for the Institute for Food
Fall '16 - Spring '17 Active Load Development for Power Testing
Fall '16 - Spring '17 Security Systems and Wireless Data Integration 
Fall '16 AgriTrak - Irrigation System Metrics (co-advised with Y. Rajasekhar)
Fall '15 - Spring '16 SHANDY: An Intelligent Surge Protector