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Dr. James Mooney


Dr. James Mooney joined the Intelligent Power Management & Control Group at the Circuits & Systems Research Centre in October 2006 after completing a B.Eng degree in Electronic Engineering at UL. He successfully completed his Ph.D. in June 2011 in the area of digital control of dc-dc converters and was employed a post-doctoral researcher position at the centre thereafter. His Ph.D. research focused on optimal implementation of digital controller hardware for multi-rail switch mode power converter systems. In February 2014, Dr. Mooney took up a lecturing position at Athlone Institute of Technology and continues his research activity with the centre.

Research Interests

Digital signal processor implementations.

Digital pulse width modulator architectures.

Estimation techniques in digitally controlled SMPCs.

Digital control and DSP algorithm implementations.

Professional Activities


  • 2011 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2006 University of Limerick - B Eng


  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)


Conference Publication


Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC)
Halton, M; Iordanov, P; Mooney, J; McAuliffe, C; Grogan, P; O'Duinn, M;
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2014.0682


IEEE 1st International Conference on Energy, Power and Control, EPC-IQ
Mooney J., Effler S., Halton M. and Madhi A.E.


Peer Reviewed Journal


Scalable Digital Power Controller with Phase Alignment and Frequency Synchronization
Effler S., Halton M., Mooney J. and Rinne K.
Ieee Transactions On Circuits And Systems I-Regular Papers DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2013.2283694


Application-Specific Instruction-Set Processor for Control of Multi-Rail DC-DC Converter Systems
Mooney, J.; Mahdi, A. E.; Halton, M.;
Ieee Transactions On Circuits And Systems I-Regular Papers DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2012.2215783