Founder/Director
Prairie Fire Partners

About Melissa:

Dr. Melissa Ver Meer, Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of Prairie Fire Partners. Her technical work has ranged from polymer synthesis, thermal analysis, elastomer compounding, polymer failure analysis, high temperature polymers and nanocomposites. She has over 20 years in major manufacturing product projects for US government-affiliated and Fortune 500 companies including Emerson, Schlumberger, and Honeywell. 

Hometown:
Papillion, Nebraska

Education:
BS, Chemical Engineering, UNL, 1999
MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, 2002
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, 2010

Professional Associations:
Society of Women Engineers