Kristin brings a breadth of electrical engineering knowledge to Simplexity with experience in medical device, wearables and renewable energy. She has lead designs through the full range of development, from initial prototyping and brainstorming to high volume manufacturing. In her role as Director of Electrical Engineering, Kristin aims to build a team of engineers who can deliver top notch electrical product designs for our clients, using the industry standard tools and processes.
- System architecture and requirements definition for electromechanical systems, working closely with mechanical, systems and firmware engineers to lead the electrical design.
- Management of a team of engineers, taking a full system view and project management approach.
- Design of wearable products, considering trade-offs of extreme miniaturization and manufacturability.
- Sensor selection, integration and signal conditioning.
- Medical device design, and verification in a regulated quality management system.
- Process engineering in a manufacturing environment using statistical methods including DOE.
- Management of prototype builds, requirements verification, scripting for board test and bring-up.
- Design for electromagnetic compatibility and shepherding devices through FCC and CE mark testing.
- Battery powered device design and battery procurement and testing.
Simplexity Product Development
- Electrical engineering lead on multiple large projects from initial prototype to volume production.
- Particular expertise in wearable design- battery powered, difficult reliability environments, extreme miniaturization including high density interconnect and rigid flex PCBAs.
- Low power system design and characterization- working with firmware to get every last uA of current saved, and building battery models to estimate product life and help guide component selection and use cases.
- As the EE team has grown, developing the team cohesion and promoting sharing of knowledge and processes. Started monthly meetings to help a group who are in separate offices feel a sense of community.
- Design for supply chain constrained environments- selecting alternate components, pre-purchasing components, working with CMs to plan for builds and finding hard-to-find components.
Proteus Digital Health
- Development of a next-generation wearable sensing device with multiple radios and sensors.
- Bio-medical sensing of heartrate, galvanic skin response with both wet and dry electrodes. Development of electronic front end circuitry to handle high impedance interface to the body.
Process development and design of custom manufacturing equipment for novel processes in the development of thin film solar cells.
SLAC – Stanford Linear Accelerator
Contributed circuitry for an instability feedback control system to be installed on the particle accelerator at CERN, Switzerland.
- MS Stanford University- concentration in mechatronics
- BA Macalester College- Physics, Math and Environmental Studies
Interests / Obsessions
- Youth STEM related volunteering- Rockwood Makerspace, MESA
- Bicycle touring
- Halloween mechatronics competitions
I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.