As Vice President of Engineering, Jack McCarthy has strong working knowledge of all types of power supplies, allowing him to lead Dynapower’s project engineering, product-line engineering, and R&D teams.
Since joining Dynapower in 1989, Jack has been involved in a wide variety of power conversion engineering disciplines. From his early work until now, Jack’s contributions to the company are numerous, and much of his work is now standard in the power supply industry. His enhancement of chopper power supply technology allowed Dynapower’s expansion into additional markets, including mining, plasma, and hydrogen. He was instrumental in updating the controls for both the output voltage and current regulation, as well as the active balancing of phase-shifted IGBT outputs. His extensive engineering expertise includes device selection, cooling systems, reliability analysis, and EMI suppression.
From 1976 to 1988, Jack served in numerous lead roles at Fermilab, and was involved in all aspects of accelerator design, theory, and commissioning. His accelerator experience has provided him with direct working knowledge of all types of power supplies.
Jack graduated from the University of Illinois in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Midwest College of Engineering, 1975.