Kimberly W. Anderson

Kimberly W. Anderson, Ph.D.

Gill Eminent Professor
Chemical Engineering
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Anderson received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Youngstown State University and her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. She joined the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky in 1987 where she served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering from 1996-1999. Her research focuses on using chemical engineering principles to study cell/protein interactions with surfaces with applications in biocompatibility, and cancer detection and treatment. She has received research funding from the National Science Foundation including a Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy and NASA. In 1991, she was awarded the Excellence Award in Undergraduate Education from the University of Kentucky and in 2002 she was awarded the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award from the University of Kentucky for her efforts at promoting and advising women students. Also in 2002, she was awarded the Gill Eminent Professorship for her research in bioengineering. This year, she was awarded a University of Kentucky Research Professorship. Since joining the University of Kentucky, Anderson has mentored over 45 graduate students and 60 undergraduate students on research projects in her laboratory. In addition, she has been very active in mentoring high school students on research projects. Anderson currently serves as Director of a NSF/IGERT program and a NSF/REU program both focusing on Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices.