Ashlee N. Ford Versypt, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Department of Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Building 66-060

Cambridge, MA 02139

ashleefv AT mit DOT edu




Research Areas
  • Development of predictive, mechanistic models for biomedical and pharmaceutical systems
  • Controlled-release drug delivery
  • Design and control of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes
  • Dynamic physiological processes
  • Numerical methods for solving partial differential equations
  • Heat and mass transport
  • Multiscale computational modeling
  • Mathematical biology
  • Engineering education and STEM outreach

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012

M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009

B.S., University of Oklahoma, 2005


Affiliations & Collaborations

Honors and Awards

  • Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science, 2013
  • SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences Student Travel Award, 2012
  • AIChE Women’s Initiatives Committee Travel Award, 2010
  • Hanratty Travel Grant, UIUC Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, 2009
  • AIChE Computing and Systems Technology Division Travel Grant, 2008
  • Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, 2006-2010
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2006 (Declined)
  • Outstanding Chemical Engineering Senior, OU College of Engineering, 2005
  • Outstanding Senior Researcher, OU School of Chemical, Biological, & Materials Engineering, 2005
  • Al Clark Chemical Engineering Prize, OU School of Chemical, Biological, & Materials Engineering, 2005
  • Program of Excellence Research Scholarship, OU School of Chemical, Biological, & Materials Engineering, 2004-2005
  • Elected to Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 2004
  • F. Mark Townsend Scholarship, OU School of Chemical, Biological, & Materials Engineering, 2004
  • Oklahoma State Regents Academic Scholar, 2001-2005