Stan Atcitty


Stan Atcitty

Electrical Engineer, Power Electronics and Tribal Energy Storage Lead

Contact Information

Stan Atcitty / (505) 284-2701


Dr. Stan Atcitty received his BS and MS degree in electrical engineering from the New Mexico State University in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He received his PhD from Virginia Tech University in 2006. He is presently a Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Grid Modernization Center. He has worked at Sandia for over 28 years. His interest in research is power electronics necessary for integrating energy storage and distributed generation with the electric utility grid. He leads the power electronics and tribal energy storage subprograms as part of the DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program.


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; 2006

M.S. in Electrical Engineering; New Mexico State University; 1995

B.S. in Electrical Engineering; New Mexico State University; 1993

Sandia Technical Library

Stan Atcitty

Key Publications

A. Hussain, K. Raj, K. Rajashekara, H. Krishnamoorthy, S. Atcitty “A Voltage Droop Based SoC Control for Split Batteries in Modular Multilevel Converter for Grid Energy Storage Interface” IAS Annual Meeting 2019, Baltimore, MD.

N. Pragallapati, S.J. Ranade, J. Mueller, S. Atcitty “Distributed TABC-based Bi-Directional Converter for Cell/Sub-modular-level Battery Energy Storage System” 2019 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, College Station, TX, February 2019, DOI: 10.1109/TPEC.2019.8662141.

N. Pragallapati, S.J. Ranade, M.A. Moonem, S. Atcitty “Distributed Power Processing-based Cell-level Battery Energy Storage System” 2018 9th IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, Charlotte, NC, DOI: 10.1109/PEDG.2018.8447709.

S. Kulasekaran, R. Ayyanar, S. Atcitty “Switching Frequency Optimization of a High-Frequency Link based Energy Storage System” Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, October 2014, DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2014.7048753.

J. Flicker, D. Hugart, M. Marinella, S. Atcitty, R. Kaplar “Performance and Reliability Characterization of 1200 V Silicon Carbide Power MOSFETs and JFETs at High Temperatures” IMAPS International Conference and Exhibition on High Temperature Electronics, May 2014, DOI: 10.4071/HITEC-WP16.

M. Zarghami, M. Crow, S. Jagannathan, Y. Liu, S. Atcitty “A Novel Approach to Inter-Area Oscillation Damping by Unified Power Flow Controllers Utilizing Ultracapacitors” IEEE Trans. On Power Systems, Vol 25, February 2010, DOI: 10.1109/PES.2010.5588155.

Key Patents

“Automatic Computation of Transfer Functions” US Patent 9,009,640 (Issued April 14, 2015)

“In-situ Restoration of Semiconductor Switch Characteristics” Patent Pending (Filed Sept. 10, 2013)

“System and Method for Advanced Power Management” US Patent 7,567,060 (Issued July 8, 2009)

“Enhanced Distributed Energy Resource System” US Patent 7,239,044 (Issued June 3, 2007)

“Optimal Management of Batteries in Electric Systems” US Patent 6,353,304 (Issued March 15, 2002)