Ashlee Ford Versypt

  • Program Years: 2006-2010
  • Academic Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Field of Study: Chemical Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Richard Braatz
  • Practicum(s):
    Brookhaven National Laboratory (2007)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
    M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
    B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2005

Current Status

  • Status: Assistant Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University
  • Research Area: mathematical modeling of physiology, pharmaceutical drug delivery & manufacturing, numerical methods
  • Personal URL: https://sites.google.com/site/ashleefordversypt/
  • Contact Information: ashleefv@okstate.edu
  • Publications

    DISSERTATION & THESIS
    1. Modeling of Controlled-Release Drug Delivery from Autocatalytically Degrading Polymer Microspheres, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2012.
    2. Biodegradable Polymeric Drug Delivery: Parallel Simulation & Optimal Drug Release Profiles, M.S. Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2009.

    BOOKS
    1. R. D. Braatz, A. N. Ford Versypt, L. M. Goh, and U. Ravaioli, Nanoscale Drug Delivery Module: Teacher's Edition, Materials World Modules, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2012.
    2. R. D. Braatz, A. N. Ford Versypt, L. M. Goh, and U. Ravaioli, Nanoscale Drug Delivery Module: Student's Edition, Materials World Modules, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2012.

    REFEREED JOURNAL PAPERS

    A. Journal papers published or accepted

    1. A. N. Ford Versypt, G. K. Harrell, and A. N. McPeak, "A Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Model of ACE Inhibition of the Renin-Angiotensin System for Normal and Impaired Renal Function," Computers & Chemical Engineering, 104, 311-322, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2017.03.027.
    2. A. N. Ford Versypt, P. D. Arendt, D. W. Pack, and R. D. Braatz, "Derivation of an Analytical Solution to a Reaction-Diffusion Model for Autocatalytic Degradation and Erosion in Polymer Microspheres," PLoS ONE, 10, e01035506, 2015. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135506
    3. J. C. Arciero, L. Ellwein, A. N. Ford Versypt, E. Makrides, and A. T. Layton+, "Modeling Blood Flow Control in the Kidney," T. Jackson, A. Radunskaya (eds.), Applications of Dynamical Systems in Biology and Medicine, The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications 158, Springer, New York, 55-74, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2782-1_3
    4. A. N. Ford Versypt, E. Makrides, J. C. Arciero, L. Ellwein, and A. T. Layton, "Bifurcation Study of Blood Flow Control in the Kidney," Mathematical Biosciences, 263, 169-179, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.mbs.2015.02.015
    5. A. N. Ford Versypt and R. D. Braatz, "Analysis of Finite Difference Discretization Schemes for Diffusion in Spheres with Variable Diffusivity," Computers and Chemical Engineering, 71, 241-252, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2014.05.022
    6. A. Mesbah, A. N. Ford Versypt, X. Zhu, and R. D. Braatz, "Nonlinear Model-Based Control of a Thin-Film Dryer for Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing," Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 53, 7447-7460, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/ie402837c
    7. A. N. Ford Versypt, D. W. Pack, and R. D. Braatz, "Mathematical Modeling of Drug Delivery from Autocatalytically Degradable PLGA Microspheres--A Review," Journal of Controlled Release, 165, 29-37, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2012.10.015
    8. M. Kishida, A. N. Ford Versypt, D. W. Pack, and R. D. Braatz, "Optimal Control of 1D Cellular Uptake in Tissue Engineering," Optimal Control Applications and Methods, 34, 680-695, 2013. DOI: 10.1002/oca.2047
    9. M. Jiang, M. H. Wong, Z. Zhu, J. Zhang, L. Zhou, K. Wang, A. N. Ford Versypt, T. Si, L. Hasenberg, Y. E. Li, and R. D. Braatz, "Towards Achieving a Flattop Crystal Size Distribution by Continuous Seeding and Controlled Growth," Chemical Engineering Science, 77, 2-9, 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2011.12.033
    10. A. N. Ford and D. V. Papavassiliou, "Flow around Surface-Attached Carbon Nanotubes," Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 45, 1797-1804, 2006. DOI: 10.1021/ie050932h

    B. Journal papers submitted

    1. M. R. Pilvankar, M. A. Higgins, and A. N. Ford Versypt, "Mathematical Model for Glucose Dependence of the Local Renin-Angiotensin System in Podocytes", 2017.

    REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS PAPERS

    1. A. N. Ford Versypt, “Choose Your Own Kinetics Adventure: Student-Designed Case Studies for Chemical Reaction Engineering Course Projects," Proceedings of the ASEE Midwest Sectional Conference, Stillwater, OK, 2017 (submitted).
    2. G. K. Harrell, A. N. McPeak, and A. N. Ford Versypt, "A Pharmacokinetic Simulation-Based Module to Introduce Mass Balances and Chemical Engineering Design Concepts to Engineering Freshmen," Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, 2017.
    3. A. N. Ford Versypt, "Self-Reflection Assignments for Evaluating Non-Technical Skills and Setting Goals for Professional Development," Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, 2017.
    4. A. E. Lu, J. A. Paulson, N. J. Mozdzierz, A. Stockdale, A. N. Ford Versypt, K. J. Love, J. C. Love, and R. D. Braatz, "Control Systems Technology in the Advanced Manufacturing of Biologic Drugs," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Sydney, Australia, 1505-1515, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/CCA.2015.7320824
    5. J. J. Versypt and A. N. Ford Versypt, "Mapping Rural Students' STEM Involvement: Case Studies of Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment in the States of Illinois and Kansas," Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2013. http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/20/papers/7257/view. Recognized as outstanding paper by the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division Joseph J. Martin Award.
    6. A. N. Ford, D. W. Pack, and R. D. Braatz, "Multi-Scale Modeling of PLGA Microparticle Drug Delivery Systems," Proceedings of the 21st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-21), Chalkidiki, Greece, 1475-1479, 2011.
    7. M. Kishida, A. N. Ford, D. W. Pack, and R. D. Braatz, "Optimal Control of Cellular Uptake in Tissue Engineering," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, 2118-2123, 2008. 10.1109/ACC.2008.4586805

    UNREFEREED PUBLICATIONS (MAGAZINE & NEWS ARTICLES & LESSON PLANS)
    1. A. N. Ford Versypt, "Mathematical Modeling to Improve Understanding of Diabetic Complications in the Kidneys," SIAM News Blog, September 6, 2016. https://sinews.siam.org/Details-Page/tabid/900/ArtMID/2243/ArticleID/1473/Mathematical-Modeling-to-Improve-Understanding-of-Diabetic-Complications-in-the-Kidneys
    2. A. N. Ford and D. Khvostichenko, "Filtration Fun Lesson Plan," Illinois Researchers in Partnership with K-12 Science Educators, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2011. Available for free download at tinyurl.com/ashleefv/waterfiltration
    3. D. J. Hoelzle, A. N. Ford, R. D. M. Gregg, M. J. Johnson, and J. P. Kemmerer, "Symposium on Emerging Topics in Control and Modeling: Biomedical Systems [Conference Reports]," IEEE Control Systems Magazine, 30, 132-134, 2010. DOI: 10.1109/MCS.2010.938489
    4. A. N. Ford, "Girl Scout STEM Workshop: Experience with 6th-10th Grade Girls in Rural Oklahoma," Proceedings of the ASEE North Midwest Sectional Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2009.

    Awards

    Excellent Teacher Award, OSU College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology, 2017
    Outstanding Mentor Award, OSU College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology Student Council (voted by the CEAT student body), 2015
    ASEE Chemical Engineering Division Joseph J. Martin Award, 2014
    Howes Scholar, 2013
    SIAM Student Travel Award, 2012
    AIChE Women's Initiatives Committee Travel Grant, 2010
    Certificate in Foundations of Teaching, Center for Teaching Excellence, 2009
    AIChE Computing and Systems Technology Division Travel Grant, 2008
    Hanratty Travel Grant, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, 2008, 2009
    Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, 2006-2010
    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (declined to accept DOE CSGF), 2006
    Outstanding Chemical Engineering Senior, College of Engineering, 2005
    Outstanding Senior Researcher Award, School of Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering, 2005
    Oklahoma Regents Scholarship, 2001-2005
    Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 2004