Adam Lewis - BYU PRISM Group

Adam Lewis

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  • Brigham Young University, Fulton School of Engineering and Technology, April 2014
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Biological Modeling Research
    • Dynamic systems modeling
    • Parameters estimation of large-scale and complex systems
    • Multivariable process estimation and control applications


  • Research Assistant, PRISM Research Group, Provo, UT, Sept 2013-Present
    • Developing and testing large-scale nonlinear programming solvers
    • Combining interior point and active set methods
    • Preparing publication material at a graduate research level
  • User Support Engineer Intern, ExxonMobil, Houston, TX 5/2013-8/2013
    • Prepared and delivered process simulation training to over 80 engineers across the globe
    • Led strategic product comparison study of 2 competing simulation softwares potentially affecting 200+ engineers
  • Research Assistant, Lignell Research Group, Provo, UT, 8/2012-4/2013
    • Ran one dimensional turbulence model simulations and analyzed results
    • Transferred methods from a 3 moment transport model written in Fortran to C++
  • Process Engineering Intern, Big West Oil, Salt Lake City, UT, 5/2012-8/2012
    • Fashioned detailed P&IDs for Vapor Recovery and Butamer Units in a month’s time
    • Created isometric drawing of plant steam lines and corrected plant plot diagram
    • Took apart, serviced, and reassembled positive displacement pumps
  • Voluntary Representative, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 6/2009 - 7/2011
    • Worked as secretary to the President, in charge of providing supplies and living acomodations for about 200 other representatives
    • Supervised and trained 25 other representatives in various leadership positions
    • Dedicated 60-70 hours per week to counseling, community service, and leadership activities
    • Learned written and oral Spanish fluently


  • Recruiting & Initiation Co-Chair of Tau Beta Pi, 2/2013-Present
    • Instrumental in helping BYU students receive nearly 10% of total Tau Beta Pi scholarships nationally
    • Coordinate and run initiation ceremony each semester
  • Club Manager of AIChE Chapter, 2/2012-Present
    • Coordinate recruiting and social events for club members
    • Invite and host monthly guest lecturers to educate club members about career options
  • Treasurer of Tau Beta Pi, 2/2012-2/2013
    • Preprare monthly reports of our chapter's financial stability for club president

Interests and Awards

  • 4 year Full Tuition BYU Scholarship Recipient
  • Received Outstanding Freshman Award by BYU ChE Dept
  • Eagle Scout: Boy Scouts of America, 2006

Other Skills

  • Working knowledge of the following computer languages and softwares:
    • C++
    • Java
    • Visual Basic
    • MathCad
    • Aspen HYSYS
  • Limited knowledge of the following computer languages and softwares:
    • Python
    • Matlab


  • Hedengren, J.D., Mojica, J.L., Lewis, A.D. and Nikbakhsh, S., MINLP with Combined Interior Point and Active Set Methods, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, Oct 2013. Abstract | Session | Presentation
  • D.O. Lignell, A. Lewis, Soot formation in turbulent flames-comparison of ODT and DNS, 8th Meeting of the U.S. Joint Sections of the Combustion Institute, May 19-22, 2013, Park City, UT, USA.