Kimberly Ward Anderson

Kimberly Ward Anderson

Gill Eminent Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Office: 177 F. Paul Anderson


Phone: 859-257-1864

Fax: 859-323-1929


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

B.E., Chemical Engineering, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH


Director of University of Kentucky NSF/IGERT Program on Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices

Director of University of Kentucky NSF/REU Program on Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Chemical Engineering Program


Research Professorship Award, University of Kentucky, 2010

Gill Eminent Professorship, University of Kentucky, 2002 – present.

Sarah Bennett Holmes Award, University of Kentucky, 2002

National Institutes of Health Shannon Award for proposal submitted on rheological properties of cancer cells, 1992.

National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1991.

Excellence Award in Undergraduate Education, University of Kentucky, 1991


Cell/protein interactions with surfaces, biocompatibility, cell-based biosensors, hydrogel nanocomposites for cancer treatment, cancer cell metastasis, microfluidic devices for endothelial cell growth


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, Accepted for publication, April 2010.

N.S. Satarkar, S. Meenach, K. W. Anderson, Z. Hilt, “Remote actuation of hydrogel nanocomposites: Heating analysis, modeling, and simulations, AIChE Journal, 2010, in press.

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, in press.

S. Meenach, J. Zach Hilt, K. W. Anderson, “Poly(ethylene glycol)-Based Magnetic Hydrogel Nanocomposites for Hyperthermia Cancer Therapy”, Acta Biomaterialia, 6(3), 1039 – 1046, 2010

S.A. Meenach, K.W. Anderson, J.Z. Hilt, “Hydrogel Nanocomposites: Biomedical Applications and Biocompatibility Analysis”, In: Safety of Nanoparticles: From Manufacturing to Clinical Applications, T.J. Webster, ed., Springer, pgs 131-157 (2009), invited book chapter.

S.A. Meenach, A.A. Anderson, M. Suthar, K.W. Anderson, J.Z. Hilt, “Biocompatibility Analysis of Magnetic Hydrogel Nanocomposites Based on Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide) and Iron Oxide”, J. Biomedical and Materials Research, 91A: 903-909, 2009

G. Ghosh, I. Mehta, A. L. Cornette, and K.W. Anderson, “Measuring Permeability with a Whole Cell- Based Biosensor as an Alternate Assay for Angiogenesis: Comparison with Common in vitro Assays” Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 23: 1109-1116, 2008.

G. Ghosh, L. Bachas, K.W. Anderson, “Biosensor Incorporating Cell Barrier Architectures on Ion-Selective Electrodes for Early Screening of Cancer”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 391: 2783-2792, 2008.

K.F. Novak, W.J. Diamond, S. Kirakodu, R. Peyyala, K.W. Anderson, R. C. Montelero, and T.A. Mietzner. “Efficacy of the De Novo-Derived Antimicrobial Peptide WLBU2 against Oral Bacteria” Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 51: 1837-1839, 2007

G. Gosh, L.G. Bachas, K.W. Anderson, “Biosensor Incorporating Cell Barrier Architectures for Detecting Staphylococcus aureus Alpha Toxin”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 387: 567-574, 2007.

K.M.L. May, L.B. Bachas, K.W. Anderson, “VEGF Adhesion to an Endothelial Cell-Based Biosensor: A Method for Early Screening of Cancer”, Proceeding of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society”, February 2005.

K.M.L. May, A. Vogt, L.G. Bachas, K.W. Anderson, “Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor as a Biomarker for the Early Detection of Cancer with A Whole Cell-Based Biosensor”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 382: 1010-1016, 2005.