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John Lam

Associate Professor, P.Eng


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


John C. W. Lam received his BA in Economics and his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in 2003. He then received the M.Sc. and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Queen’s University, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Queen’s Center for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePOWER) from 2010–2014. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering at York University in 2014, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He is the Founder and the Director of the Advanced Power Electronics Laboratory for Sustainable Energy Research (PELSER). He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and has served as a Guest Editor in several Special Issues in IEEE and IET journals, including: the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, the IEEE CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications, the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics and the IET Power Electronics. He is an IEEE Senior Member.

Research Interests

  • Power electronics
  • High frequency power converter topologies
  • Renewable energy conversion and energy storage systems
  • Control techniques for high frequency power converters
  • Power management