Stan Atcitty


Stan Atcitty, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Power Electronics Lead

Contact Information

Stan Atcitty, Ph.D. / (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 Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in the Energy Storage Technology & Systems department. He has worked at Sandia for over 25 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 subprogram 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

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)