Krystian Perez - BYU PRISM Group

Krystian Perez

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  • Brigham Young University, Fulton School of Engineering and Technology, April 2012
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Simulation Platform to Enhance Engineering Laboratory Experiences
    • Designed experiment in simulation to supplement lab exercises
    • Contributed to team that reduced one lab data collection from 20 hours to 1 hour
  • Senior Research Assistant: Dr. William Pitt, Contact Lens Research Group, BYU, Sept. 2010-Present
    • Researching innovative drug delivery system through elution of phospholipids in contact lenses
    • Integrated results of research into new commercial product produced by Ciba Vision



  • Materials Intern: Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Iowa May 2011-August 2011
    • Fabricated nano-scale patterns for use in improving cochlear implants through neural tissue engineering
    • Reduced costs to create custom nano-patterns by $200 by designing a new technique
    • Won first place in materials science poster session at AICHE National Conference
  • Program Coordinator: Operation Smile Cambodia Internship May 2010-Aug 2010
    • Arranged 3 surgical missions in which over 300 free surgeries were performed
    • Coordinated efforts of over 60 local and international medical volunteers
    • Managed visits of VIPs
      • Ministers of Health from Cambodia and Vietnam
      • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Vietnamese Language Instructor: LDS Missionary Training Center Aug 2009-May 2010
    • Trained and supervised groups of students in learning the Vietnamese language within 12 week period
    • Evaluated students and gave feedback on improving language and teaching ability
  • Team Leader: Global Engineering Outreach Club May 2011-Present
    • Design low cost, compact slow sand filters for Uros Island people in Lake Titicaca, Peru
    • Set timelines for project completion and keep team members on task
  • Club Manager: American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2006-Present
    • Increase student participation through underclassmen recruiting events
    • Arrange monthly speakers to visit campus and speak to club members
  • Financial Officer: BYU Biomedical Engineering Club 2009-Present
    • Oversee financial stability of the organization
    • Innovate ways to raise funds for club activities
  • Vietnamese Interpreter: Translation Division, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2009-Present
    • Translate broadcasted conferences and meetings worldwide
    • Work under high-confidentiality situations and time-sensitive deadlines
  • ICU/CCU, Pediatrics Volunteer: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center 2005-2007, 2009-2011
    • Volunteered 4-5 hours on a weekly basis
    • Organized special events and trained new volunteers on hospital practices and procedures

Interests and Awards

  • Eagle Scout: Boy Scouts of America, 2006
  • Member: Engineering Honors Society Tau Beta Pi, 2011-Present
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship Recipient, 2006-Present
    • All-expenses paid scholarship though undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded for scholastic achievement