Kimberly Anderson, Ph.D.

Gill Eminent Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Areas: Biocompatible Surfaces, Cancer Cell Metastasis, Cell-Based Biosensors, Microfluidic Devices for Biological Applications

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering

Professional Preparation

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Youngstown State Univ., Youngstown, OH, 1981
Ph.D., Chemical Eng./Bioengineering  Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA , 1986
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering, Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA., 1986-1987


Gill Eminent Professor, Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2002-present
Full Professor, Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2000-2002
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1993-2000
Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1987-1993
Faculty Associate, Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1993-present
Faculty Associate, Center of Membrane Sciences, University of Kentucky, 1987-present
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dept of Chemical Engineering, 2003-present.
Associate Dean for Administration and Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, Univ. of Kentucky, 1996-1999
Director of Graduate Studies, Dept of Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1993-1996

Recent Publications

  • 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.S. Satarkar, D. Johnson, B. Marrs, R. Andrews, C. Poh, B. Gharaibeh, K. Saito, K.W. Anderson, J.Z.
    Hilt. Hydrogel-MWCNT Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization, and Heating with Radiofrequency
    Fields. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 117, 1813–1819, 2010.
  • N.S. Satarkar, S.A. Meenach, K.W. Anderson, J.Z. Hilt. Remote Actuation of Hydrogel Nanocomposites:
    Heating Analysis, Modeling, and Simulations. AIChE J, in press (DOI: 10.1002/aic.12309, Published
    Online 7/2/2010). See
  • P. Wattamwar, S. Hardas, D.A. Butterfield, K. Anderson, T. Dziubla “Tuning of the Pro-oxidant and
    Antioxidant Activity of Trolox Through the Controlled Release from Biodegradable Poly(trolox ester)
    Polymers” J. Biomed Mater Res A, 99 (2): 184-91, 2011.
  • D. Scott, K.T. Hamorsky, C.M. Ensor, K.W. Anderson, S. Daunert, Cyclic AMP Receptor ProteinAequorin Protein Switch for Cyclic AMP. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 22(3): 475-481, 2011
  • S. Meenach, Chinedu G. Otu, J. Zach Hilt, Kimberly W. Anderson. Controlled Synergistic Delivery of
    Paclitaxel and Heat from Poly(β-amino ester)/Iron Oxide-Based Hydrogel Nanocomposites, International
    Journal of Pharmaceutics, 427(2): 177-184, 2012.
  • M. T. Dickerson, M.B. Abney, C.E. Cameron, M. Knecht, L.G. Bachas, and K.W. Anderson, Fibronectin
    Binding to the Treponema pallidum Adhesin Protein Fragment rTp0483 on Functionalized Self-Assembled
    Monolayers, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 23(2): 184–195, 2012.
  • 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.
  • S.A. Meenach, R.C. McGarry, K.W. Anderson, J.Z. Hilt, H.M. Mansour, “Design, Physicochemical
    Characterization, and Optimization of Organic Solution Advanced Spray-Dried Inhalable DPPC and
    DPPC:DPPE-PEG Microparticles and Nanoparticles for Targeted Respiratory Nanomedicine Delivery as
    Dry Powder Inhalation Aerosols. Intl. J of Nanomedicine, 7: 1-19, 2012.
  • S.A. Meenach, J.M. Shapiro, J.Z. Hilt, K.W. Anderson, “Characterization of PEG-Iron Oxide Hydrogel
    Nancomposites for Dual Hyperthermia and Paclitaxel Delivery, J. of Biomat Sci- Poly E, in press, 2012.