Coffee Break with Zach Hilt, PhD
Professor, University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Monday, October 21, 2019 · 2 PM - 3 PM
Join us for a Coffee Break with Department Seminar Speaker, Zach Hilt, PhD
Department Seminar Event Posting
J. Zach Hilt is the Gill Eminent Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Prof. Hilt received his bachelor degrees in Chemistry and Physics from Miami University (Ohio). He completed his Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Prof. Hilt’s research laboratory focuses on the rational design, synthesis, and application of nanoparticle systems and macromolecular materials. Prof. Hilt has authored numerous referred publications, including a highly cited review “Hydrogels in Biology and Medicine: From Molecular Principles to Bionanotechnology” published in Advanced Materials. He is co-editor of “Nanotechnology in Therapeutics: Current Technology and Applications” which is published by Horizon Scientific Press and is one of the first books dedicated to the topic of nanotechnology in drug delivery. Prof. Hilt is the Leader of the UK Superfund Center Training Core. He is also co-Director of the UK NSF REU Program on Bioactive Interfaces and Devices. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and he is a member of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Materials Research Society, Society for Biomaterials, American Chemical Society, and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He has taken an active role in these professional societies, including recently serving as the chair of the AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum.