My name is Kris Ward. I graduated with my B.S. in EE from BYU in 2020. While at BYU, I participated in multiple different organizations. I participated in IMERSE working with the Battery Materials Research Group. I was a leader for the BYU Mechatronics club. I also participated in leadership for the Autonomous Ground Vehicle Team. I was also a teaching assistant for a variety of classes in both the ECEn Department and also the Physics Department. I am currently working on my M.S. from the University of Utah focusing on power electronics and microelectronics.
I am currently working as an Electrical Engineer for Northrop Grumman. Northrop Grumman is a defense contractor that works closely with the US Military. I began my career on ICBM Sustainment working on projects associated with codes and crypto for the Minuteman III ICBM. After that, I moved into a new role in our Advanced Programs business unit within our division. In this role, instead of working directly on government funded programs, I work on internal research and development programs to develop and mature existing technologies for current and future military efforts.
My areas of technical focus are the following:
-R&D of electrical systems for military applications
-Simulation of mixed-signal circuits
-High-Speed PCB design for military and aerospace applications
-Manufacturing of electrical assemblies
-Cable and Harness Design
-Manufacturing of cable and harness assemblies
-Mentor new engineers and college interns
I have a great appreciation for the education I received at BYU and would be more than happy to mentor students as they progress through their education.