Dr Jonathan Mayo-Maldonado

BEng, MSc, PhD

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Lecturer of Electrical Machines and Drives

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Dr Jonathan Mayo-Maldonado
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

I received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Ciudad Madero, Mexico, in 2008 and 2010 respectively. 

I received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK, in 2015.

In 2015, I was awarded with the Doctoral Control & Automation Dissertation Prize 2015 by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), for my thesis entitled “Switched Linear Differential Systems”, supervised by Prof. Paolo Rapisarda.

From 2015 to 2021 I was a faculty member of the School of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.

In August 2021 I was appointed as Lecturer of Electrical Machines and Drives at The University of Sheffield, UK.

I am Associate Editor of the Mathematical Problems in Engineering journal since 2020. And I am a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) in Mexico.

My research is based on the combination of elements of control theory, power electronics and energy distribution systems.

For instance, I am interested in the development of novel linear and nonlinear control design techniques for power converters and smart grid technologies. This involves addressing particular stability or performance problems in energy management.

I am also interested in the development of new topologies (DC-DC and DC-AC) with high efficiency, low cost, high voltage gains, reduced ripples, etc.

I also work on the development and application of micro-synchrophasors for distribution networks with high penetration of renewable energy; and energy storage systems.

I have published more than 60 journal papers in international journals about the aforementioned topics.


Ph.D, University of Southampton 2015

M.Eng, Tecnologico de Ciudad Madero, 2010

B.Eng, Tecnologico de Ciudad Madero, 2008

Research interests

Behavioral system theory and dissipativity (higher-order modelling and control)

Nonlinear control design

Modeling and control of power converters

Power converter topology design

Smart grid technologies

Micro-synchrophasors (micro PMU)

Energy storage (Battery modelling, balancing, state estimation and grid support applications).


Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers


  • Mayo-Maldonado JC, Rapisarda P & Rocha P (2013) Stability of switched linear differential systems, arXiv. RIS download Bibtex download
Professional activities and memberships

Best UK Ph.D. Award in Control & Automation by IET in 2015.

Associate Editor of the Mathematical Problems in Engineering.

IEEE Member.

Member of the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI).