J. Zach Hilt, Ph.D.

William Bryan Associate Professor

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University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering - CME
163A FPAT
Lexington , KY 40506-0046
Phone: 859-257-9844
Fax: 859-323-1929
Email: zach.hilt@uky.edu


Professional Preparation

B.S., Chemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH 1999.
B.S., Physics, Miami University, Oxford, OH 1999.
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 2002.
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2004.

Appointments

Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical & Mat. Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2010–present.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical & Mat. Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2004–2010.
Thrust Graduate Research Fellow, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, 2003-2004.
NSF IGERT Graduate Research Fellow, Dept. of Chemical Eng., Purdue University, 2000-2002.

Selected Publications

  • P. P. Wattamwar, D. Biswal, D. B. Cochran, A. Lyvers, R. E. Eitel, K. Anderson; J. Z. Hilt, and T. D. Dziubla,
    Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(antioxidant β-amino esters) for Controlled Release of Polyphenolic
    Antioxidants. Acta Biomaterialia, 8, 2529-2537, 2012.

  • Z. He, N.S. Satarkar, T. Xie, YT Cheng, J.Z. Hilt. Remote Controlled Multi-Shape Polymer Nanocomposite
    with Selective Radiofrequency Actuations. Advanced Materials, 23, 3192-3196, 2011.

  • A.M. Hawkins, T.A. Milbrandt, D.A. Puleo, J.Z. Hilt. Synthesis and analysis of degradation, mechanical, and
    toxicity properties of Poly(beta-amino ester) degradable hydrogels. Acta Biomaterialia, 7, 1956-1964, 2011.

  • S.A. Meenach, K.W. Anderson, J.Z. Hilt. Synthesis and Characterization of Thermoresponsive Poly(ethylene
    glycol)-Based Hydrogels and Their Magnetic Nanocomposites. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer
    Chemistry, 48, 3229–3235, 2010. (cover article)

     

  • N.A. Peppas, J. Z. Hilt, A. Khademhosseini, R. Langer, “Hydrogels in Biology and Medicine: From Molecular
    Principles to Bionanotechnology” Advanced Materials 18, 1345-1360, 2006.

  • D. Biswal, P.R. Wattamwar, T.D. Dziubla, J.Z. Hilt. A single-step polymerization method for poly(beta-amino
    ester) biodegradable hydrogels. Polymer, 52, 5985-5992, 2011.

  • N.S. Satarkar, S.A. Meenach, K.W. Anderson, J.Z. Hilt. Remote Actuation of Hydrogel Nanocomposites:
    Heating Analysis, Modeling, and Simulations. AIChE J, 57, 852-860, 2011.

  • H.D. Chirra, J.Z. Hilt. Nanoscale Characterization of the Equilibrium and Kinetic Response of Hydrogel
    Structures. Langmuir, 26, 11249-11257, 2010.

  • R.A. Frimpong, J.Z. Hilt. Magnetic Nanoparticles in Biomedicine: Properties, Synthesis, and Functionalization.
    Nanomedicine, 5, 1401-1414, 2010.

  • N.S. Satarkar, D. Biswal, J.Z. Hilt. Hydrogel Nanocomposites: A Review of Applications as Remote
    Controlled Biomaterials. Soft Matter, 6, 2364 – 2371, 2010.