Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ashlee N. Ford Versypt, Ph.D.

I am a postdoctoral research associate with Richard D. Braatz in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT working on computational models for physical and chemical processes in pharmaceutical applications. Rising health care costs and energy prices demand smarter manufacturing practices to reduce the costs of pharmaceutical products. Computational models coupled with sophisticated process control strategies allow for careful system monitoring for reduction of waste and adherence to quality standards. My research aims to capture the complex dynamic interactions between simultaneous continuum-scale chemical and physical phenomena including chemical reactions, heat transfer, and mass transfer. I am an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the DoE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF). I earned my PhD and MS in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering with the Computational Science & Engineering Option.

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