Engineering Society Names Alumna One of “35 Under 35”

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) alumna is one of 35 chemical engineers under 35 years old who have made significant contributions to their trade, a professional society says.

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers Young Professionals Committee recognized Ashlee Ford Versypt, 33, for her teaching and research at Oklahoma State University, where she has been an assistant professor since August 2014. Ford Versypt and her fellow honorees are featured in the latest issue of Chemical Engineering Progress, one of the institute’s publications.

At Oklahoma State, Ford Versypt directs the Systems Biomedicine and Pharmaceutics Research Laboratory, which explores the intersection of chemical engineering, computational science and engineering, applied mathematics, biomedical science and pharmaceutical science, the magazine article says.

In 2012, Ford Versypt was named the Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science. The award recognizes a recent DOE CSGF graduate for their technical achievement, community service, leadership and integrity.

Ford Versypt, a DOE CSGF recipient from 2006-2010, earned her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and served a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The “35 Under 35” recipients will be honored at a reception this fall, at the institute’s 2017 annual meeting in Minneapolis.