Brian Johnson received the B.S. degree in physics from Texas State University in 2008. Subsequently, he received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He is currently an Electrical Engineer with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. He was awarded a Graduate College Fellowship by the University of Illinois in 2008, a Support for Under-Represented Groups in Engineering Fellowship in 2008, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2010. His research interests are in power electronics, renewable energy systems, and control systems.