Rafael Beltrame

IEEE Member, IEEE Power Electronics Society

Q: What inspired you to become an engineer? Were you always interested in technology? If so, why? If not, when did you become interested and why?

A: When I was a child, I was very curious about the operation of the electrical and electronics equipment in my house. For instance, I was curious about how was it possible for someone’s voice to boom out of a radio – it seemed like magic to me.

As I grew older, I began to read about technology and my curiosity grew even more until, years later, I decided to study electrical engineering and to become a researcher.