Bertrand is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow pursuing his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at MIT. His research in the Brushett Group centers on the design of redox flow batteries, applying chemical/electrochemical engineering principles to better understand design tradeoffs for constituent materials. He is also an Executive Editor for the MIT Science Policy Review, a fellow in the ChemE Communication Lab, and a representative to the Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Board. Prior to graduate school, Bertrand completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University. He is passionate about educating the next generation of chemical engineers and developing electrochemical technologies to address modern sustainability challenges.