Members

Kristie Moffat - BYU PRISM Group

Kristie Moffat

Contact Information

Email: ksmoffat13@gmail.com

Education

  • Brigham Young University, Fulton School of Engineering and Technology, December 2014
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Virus and Biological Modeling
    • Develop large-scale mathematical models to study effects and optimize degradation pathways of caffeine to produce pharmaceutical precursors
    • Collaborate with experimental researchers to develop and validate a comprehensive mathematical model involving a reaction network and multiple intermediate species

Publications

Coming soon...

Experience

  • PRISM Research Group, Provo, UT, December 2012-Present
    • Investigated novel techniques for dynamic parameter estimation of biological systems
    • Developed large-scale techniques in preparation for whole-cell simulations and complex reaction networks
    • Conducted regular conference calls and research updates with collaborators
  • George Stephanopoulos Research Group, Cambridge, MA, September 2012-November 2012
    • Investigated chemical process safety incidents in industry to develop process safety modules for integration into the Chemical Engineering curriculum
  • Production Engineering Intern, Adhesive Polymers Plant, Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, TX, May 2012-August 2012
    • Identified malfunctioning process equipment through statistical analysis and developed an improvement plan, preventing future safety incidents
    • Engineered a new pump safety system to bring the equipment into compliance
    • Prepared key data reports for a process safety root cause investigation
    • Conducted regular team meetings
  • Paula T. Hammond Research Group, Cambridge, MA, February 2012-May 2012
    • Investigated layer by layer assembly of polyelectrolyte multilayers for self regulating glucagon delivery
  • Robert Langer Research Group, Cambridge, MA, February 2011-May 2012
    • Developed library of biodegradable glucose sensitive polymers for insulin delivery
    • Characterized drug encapsulating particles for size, biocompatability, drug loading, and release kinetics
  • Veterinary Assistant, Salt Creek Veterinary Clinic, Nephi, UT June 2011-August 2011
    • Performed simple veterinary procedures
    • Assisted in the diagnostic process

Interests and Awards

  • Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholar
  • Energy Solutions Scholar
  • Valedictorian, Spanish Fork High School Class of 2010
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Music
    • Piano Soloist, Violinist, Choir Accompanist, Choir Member
  • Skills:
    • MATLAB, Microsoft Office, Aspen Process Explorer, IP21 Data, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign