Sandia Energy > Programs > Electric Grid > Advanced Grid Modeling > Key Personnel > Manuel Garcia Ph.D. Manuel Garcia Ph.D. Senior Member of Technical Staff Contact Information Manuel Garcia / 505-249-1085 Biography Manuel is currently a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Electric Power Systems Research department at Sandia National Laboratories. He is the Principle Investigator of an Advanced Grid Modeling project titled “Reassessing the Market: Computation Interface to Enhance Grid Security and Efficiency.” He is Sandia National Laboratories’ Principle Investigator on an ARPA-E project titled “Stochastic Optimal Power Flow for Real-Time Management of Distributed Renewable Generation and Demand Response.” For these projects, Manuel studies optimization, electricity markets, and power system operation in collaboration with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Education Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin – 2019 Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley – 2013 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley – 2011 Google Scholar: Manuel Garcia Key Publications 2020 M. Garcia, H. Nagarajan, R. Baldick. “Convex Hull Pricing for the AC Optimal Power Flow Problem.” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 2020. Brian J. Pierre, Bryan Arguello, Manuel Garcia, “Optimal Investments to Improve Resilience Considering Initial Transient Response and Long-term Impacts,” Proceedings IEEE Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS), 2020. 2019 M. Garcia, R. Baldick. “Approximating Economic Dispatch by Linearizing Transmission Losses.” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2019. M. Garcia, S. Siddiqi, R. Baldick. “A General Economic Dispatch Problem with Marginal Losses.” American Control Conference, 2019.