Stan McClellan, Ph.D.

Consulting Editor
Austin, TX

Stan McClellan is the Director of the JSC Engineering & Technical Support (JETS) program at Texas State University (TXST), which supports NASA's Johnson Space Center via subcontract to Jacobs Engineering. He is also the co-Director of the Connected Infrastructure initiative at TXST, developing living labs and prototypes for smart grid, smart energy, smart transportation, and other smart city verticals.

Stan is a Professor of Electrical / Computer Engineering at TXST, where he researches topics including Smart Grid & Smart City technologies, IP networks & protocols, embedded computing & communication systems and optimization of virtualized computing environments. He was the Director of Ingram School of Engineering at TXST from 2013 to 2018.

Stan held executive or senior engineering positions at companies including Hewlett Packard, Compaq, ZNYX Networks, SBE, General Dynamics (GD/FW), and LTV Missiles & Electronics Group. In 2008, he co-founded and was Chief Technology Officer for Power Tagging Technologies, a successful start-up company in the Smart Grid space. He has consulted on technology & business matters for multiple companies, including Cisco, American Express, 3COM, BellSouth, N.E.T., Alcatel, AT&T, Research in Motion (RIM), F5 Networks, Nortel, MCI/Worldcom, LSU Medical Center, and the US National Science Foundation.

Stan made invited contributions to well-known references including Advances in Computers, The IEEE/CRC Electrical Engineering Handbook, and The Encyclopedias of Electrical & Electronics Engineering. He has authored/edited current books on important topics, including “Smart Cities in Application: Healthcare, Policy, and Innovation” (Springer, 2019), “Smart Cities Applications, Technologies, Standards, and Driving Factors” (Springer, 2017), and “The Smart Grid as an Application Development Platform” (Artech House, 2017).

I joined the Principal Post because I believe in its mission of providing objective information in a “direct to Internet” manner. I hope to leverage my experience in technical, business, and interpersonal arenas to contribute to this mission.
Stan McClellan

Professor & Director

Texas State University

2008 – present


Consulting Editor

The Principal Post

2020 – present


Chief Technology Officer & co-Founder

Power Tagging Technologies

2008 – 2010


Chief Architect & VP Business Development

ZNYX Networks

2006 – 2008


Technical Director & Distinguished Technologist

Hewlett Packard

2000 - 2006


Texas A&M University

Ph.D., Electrical/Computer Engineering

Texas A&M University

M.S., Electrical/Computer Engineering

Texas A&M University

B.S., Electrical/Computer Engineering

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