2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

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Dr. Stanley Atcitty, left, and Dr. Imre Gyuk, right, at the Smithsonian, following the 2012 PECASE awards ceremony.

Dr. Stanley Atcitty, an energy storage systems researcher at Sandia National Laboratories, was among 13 U.S. Dept. of Energy-funded researchers to be named a winner of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor granted by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers, who are early in their independent research careers.

Dr. Atcitty was nominated by the Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability for advances in power electronics for the electric grid including the development of a high-temperature silicon-carbide power module and an ultra-high-voltage silicon-carbide thyristor, for research on grid integration of energy storage, and for mentorship in the Native American community.

For more information, see the award announcement and a conversation between Dr. Atcitty and Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.