alumni_newsRobert Steigerwald, M.S. ’68, Ph.D. ’78, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering and recognized “for development and deployment of power electronics for medical, transportation, and industrial applications.”

Steigerwald is a power electronics consulting engineer at Adirondack Power Processing LLC in Burnt Hills, N.Y. He retired in 2005 after 37 years with General Electric Global Research. He earned his bachelor’s in electrical and electronics engineering at Clarkson University, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering at Rensselaer.

Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer and honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education, and to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology.