Jeremy Castagno - BYU PRISM Group

Jeremy Castagno

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  • Brigham Young University, Fulton School of Engineering and Technology, April 2013
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, GPA: 3.76
    • Minors: Computer Science, Mathematics

Research Interests

  • Fast Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (MPC)
    • MPC for Friction Stir Welding at 10-Hz
    • Interfacing to multivariable process control experiment


  • Sun, L., Castagno, J., Hedengren, J. D., and Beard, R. W., Parameter Estimation for Towed Cable Systems Using Moving Horizon Estimation, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 51, No. 2, April 2015. Preprint, Article


  • PRISM Research, BYU, Provo UT, 9/12 - Present
    • Developed innovative solutions for Model Predictive Control (MPC) of a laboratory benchmark system
    • Described the technical details of the implementation in easy to understand documentation
    • Researching new control algorithms for an advanced welding technique using the friction stir process
  • Process Optimization, Valero Energy, San Antonio Texas, 5/12 - 9/12
    • Performed gasoline blend model study of 7 refineries using statistical methods potentially reducing octane giveaway
    • Analyzed and improved the T50 with ethanol model by over 50%
    • Completed mass balances on LPG providing 25% better production estimates to dealers
    • Created custom Excel/VBA spreadsheets to streamline data extraction of refineries
  • PC Administrator, BYU, 9/07-7/08;9/10-5/12
    • Programmed custom application distribution software saving 20% of worker time
    • Created a standard computer environment used on 200+ Engineering College computers

Volunteer Experience

  • Study Abroad for "Engineers without Borders", Cusco Peru, 4/12-5/12
    • Organized a multi-discipline engineer team creating low cost water filters
    • Designed, created, and distributed multiple engineering projects in rural villages
  • Representative for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, India 7/08-8/10
    • Taught and directed English classes of size 25+ and adapted lesson plans

Interests and Awards