Bernard William Steyaert

PhD Student

Bert is a MS/PhD track student. He received a B.A. in Pre-Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from Ursinus College (summa cum laude, salutatorian) in 2019, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2020 through a joint program between the schools. He held an internship at Comcast Corporation (2019) and worked at L3Harris Technologies (2020-2021). He participated in Columbia University Formula Racing (CUFR) in a variety of roles from 2018-2023. Bert was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grew up in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Research interests include control optimization for various inverter topologies, permanent magnet synchronous machines (PMSM), wound rotor synchronous machines (WRSM), and induction motors for electrified transportation and grid technologies.