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