Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Alumni chosen for AIChE’s ’35 Under 35′ list of outstanding engineers

Congratulations to Ashlee Ford Versypt and Meagan Lewis, both alumni of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois, for being recognized on AIChE’s 35 Under 35 list for 2017.

The winners were announced this week in CEP, Chemical Engineering Progress magazine.

Recipients were chosen for their significant contributions to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and to the chemical engineering profession. The award was created to acknowledge the successes of some of its youngest members, all under the age of 35, and to promote the achievements of this generation of chemical engineers who are changing the face of the profession, according to AIChE.

Each award winner was selected for their achievements in one of seven categories: bioengineering, chemicals, education, energy, innovation, leadership, and safety. An awards reception will be held at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting this fall.

Versypt is Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University. She directs the Systems Biomedicine and Pharmaceutics Research Laboratory, which focuses on the intersection of chemical engineering, computational science and engineering, applied mathematics, biomedical science, and pharmaceutical science. She received her MS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from Illinois in 2009 and 2012, studying under Prof. Richard Braatz.

Lewis is Senior Product Line Manager at Honeywell UOP and serves on AIChE’s board of directors. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering at Illinois in 2008 and also has an MBA from Loyola University Chicago.

Read more about Ford Versypt and Lewis and other honorees.