Meet Amanda Malefyt

Trine University - Allen School of Engineering & Technology
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Meet Amanda Malefyt

Alum ready to go the distance with engineering students

B.S.,- Trine University, Doctorate - Michigan State University

After graduating from Trine University with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and a bioprocessing minor, I worked for Pfizer in Kalamazoo, Mich., as a manufacturing engineer for active pharmaceutical ingredients. Little did I know, after obtaining my Ph.D. from Michigan State University, I would return to my alma mater as a professor in fall 2012. I love being back on campus and appreciate the opportunity to engage students in chemical engineering topics with a smaller classroom atmosphere.

I am a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) and American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).  My favorite aspect of chemical engineering is in biochemical engineering and its applications toward the development of therapeutics to treat diseases and injuries.

As a former member of the Thunder cross country and track teams, I enjoy attending Trine sporting events and running around many of the beautiful lakes in the region.  Other hobbies include gardening, watersports, biking with my husband, and chasing my toddler son around the house.