Cody Newlun


Cody Newlun, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineer

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Cody J. Newlun is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Electric Power Systems Research Department at Sandia National Laboratories. He received a B.A. in physics with a minor in mathematics from Hasting College. He received a M.Eng. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering with an emphasis in power and energy systems from Iowa State University. His research interests include power system expansion planning, power system optimization, power system resilience, and renewable energy and energy storage integration.

Research Interests

Power system expansion planning

Power system optimization

Power system resilience

Renewable energy and energy storage integration


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University (Ames, IA), 2022

M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University (Ames, IA), 2020

B.A. in Physics, Hastings College (Hastings, NE), 2017

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Key Publications

C.J. Newlun, J.D. McCalley, R. Amitava, A.J. Ardakani, A. Venkatraman, A.L. Figueroa-Acevedo Adaptive Expansion Planning Framework for MISO Transmission Planning Process 2021 IEEE Kansas Power and Energy Conference (KPEC), 2021, pp. 1-6, DOI: 10.1109/KPEC51835.2021.9446221.

C.J. Newlun, F.M. Currie, E. O’Neill-Carrillo, E.A. Bezares, R.H. Byrne Energy Resource Planning for Puerto Rico’s Future Electrical System 2020 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D), 2020, pp. 1-5, DOI: 10.1109/TD39804.2020.9300009.

C.J. Newlun, D.R. Borneo, S. Schoenung, T. Nguyen Regional Resource Planning for Puerto Rico Mountain Consortium December 2020, SAND# SAND2020-12720,

C.J. Newlun, A.L. Figueroa-Acevedo, J.D. McCalley, A. Kimber, E. O’Neill-Carrillo Co-Optimized Expansion Planning to Enhance Electrical System Resilience in Puerto Rico 2019 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2019, pp. 1-6, DOI: 10.1109/NAPS46351.2019.9000265.