Reanna Allison Orzechowski

PhD Student

Reanna is a PhD student and Tesla Scholar at Columbia University. Her research focus is power electronics and motor drives for EV applications.  

Reanna completed her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan. While at the University of Michigan, Reanna studied embedded systems, advanced control theory, electric machinery and drives, and digital signal processing. She also participated in the Formula SAE team MRacing as an Electrical Powertrain leading member. While on MRacing she designed the software for the custom inverter using both Simulink auto-code generation and Embedded-C programming. 

During her two internships at Stellantis, the international automotive conglomerate, Reanna worked on electrified powertrain systems. She created simulations of electrical power systems and made key comparisons to experimental results. She also created a product line engineering (PLE) model for controls software applications to increase the reusability of code. 

Most recently, Reanna worked at May Mobility, a start-up autonomous vehicle company in Ann Arbor, MI. While at May Mobility, Reanna researched and pinpointed 20 software faults that affected the vehicle platform’s reliability and safety. She developed a website to track software faults over specified dates, sites, software versions, routes, and vehicle types. 

Research interests include advanced controls, modern mobility, and renewable energy.