James Memmott - BYU PRISM Group

James Memmott

Contact Information

  • Email: memmottj@byu.edu


  • Brigham Young University, Fulton School of Engineering and Technology, April 2014
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID, April 2011
    • Associates in General Studies with a Chemistry Cluster

Research Interests

  • Fast Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (MPC)
    • Developing demonstration for 10-Hz MPC
    • Interfacing to multivariable process control experiment


  1. Asgharzadeh Shishivan, R., Memmott, J.A., Hedengren, J.D., and Pixton, D., Pressure Regulation and Kick Attenuation with Wired Pipe Technology in Managed Pressure Drilling, AIChE Sring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2014. Abstract
  2. Brower, D., Brower, A., Memmott, J.A., Asgharzadeh Shishivan, R., and Hedengren, J.D., Advanced Monitoring Systems on Existing Deepwater Infrastructure for Intelli-Field Advances, AIChE Sring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2014. Abstract


  • APCO Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, April-August 2011; May-August 2012
    • Worked on 3-4 projects at a time from city water treatment to industrial manufacturing and refining.
    • Worked with 2-3 other interns and engineers to solve problems and create new ideas.
    • Used a Varity of software including AutoCAD for drawing P&ID and electrical drawings, Excel to process and deliver information to clients and co-workers, and Telepace to program PLCs.
    • Ordered and Installed equipment in control panels.
  • PRISM Research Group, Provo, UT, August 2011-Present
    • Worked with Dr. Hedengren and 8 other researchers in various fields of process control.
    • Developed applications in Matlab, C, and APMonitor for model predictive control applications.
  • Volunteer experience, June 2007-June 2009, LDS Mission, Morristown, NJ
    • Led a group of 6-8 missionaries, held weekly training meetings and reported progress regularly to the mission leader.
    • Trained new missionaries to become effective leaders and teachers.

Interests and Awards