Jim Gafford

Assistant Director - Special Projects
EPIC 1220

James Gafford joined EPIC in 2018 as the Assistant Director of Research and Special Projects. Prior to joining EPIC, James was a Senior Research Engineer in the Advanced Vehicle System Group at Mississippi State University’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems. He earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.

Mr. Gafford has more than 15 years of experience in university research and development laboratories. His previous work includes the development of advanced power electronics and vehicle autonomy. His current research interests include wide bandgap semiconductor device applications in power electronics, predictive control systems, as well as vehicle electrification and the resultant impact on grid utility service.