Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a German-born American electrical engineer. He helped to expand the electrical power industry, launching a new electrical era across the United States. Steinmetz made advancements in electrical generators and circuitry. His writings continue to be an important resource for electrical engineers.
Brain Over Brawn
Steinmetz was born with kyphosis and dwarfism, but that did not hinder his career. His genius caught the eye of fellow electrical scientist Thomas Edison. Steinmetz became a major asset to Edison’s General Electric Company, where his discoveries changed the way engineers thought about circuits and machines and made Steinmetz the most recognized name in electricity for decades.