Kimberly Woodhouse PhD, P.Eng

Professor Emeritus

Emeritus Faculty, Chemical Engineering
Biosciences Complex, Room: 4th floor Biomaterials Complex

Expertise: Soft tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, biomimetic materials
Kimberly  Woodhouse
Biography Research Publications Open Positions

Kimberly Woodhouse, a professional engineer, is a chemical engineer by training with over ten years industry experience in private sector manufacturing and in management consulting. At present she is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University. She was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University from 2007 to 2017, and the Interim Vice-Principal of Research for three years from 2018-2021.  Through both her private and public sector experience she has significant expertise in teaching and facilitating programs in leadership, team dynamics, and strategic planning, specifically with senior teams. In addition, Dr. Woodhouse has taught design and design thinking at both the undergraduate and graduate level across the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Science and the Smith School of Business. She co-authored an undergraduate textbook, “Designing Engineers: An Introductory Text”, in 2015.  Dr. Woodhouse is a Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering and of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Woodhouse’s primary field of research is tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, with a focus on the development of biomimetic polymers for use in soft tissue.  She has also published and has considerable expertise in engineering education with a focus on problem-based learning.

  1. Laura A McKiel., Kimberly A. Woodhouse, Lindsay E. Fitzpatrick, A macrophage reporter cell assay to examine toll-like receptor-mediated NF-kB/AP-1 signaling on adsorbed protein layers on polymeric surfaces, Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), Bioengineering, January 2020
  2. McKiel, L.A., Woodhouse, K.A, Fitzpatrick, L.E. The role of Toll-like receptor signaling in the macrophage response to implanted materials, MRS Communications, Vol 10:1, pp 55-68, March, 2020, Vo
  3. Hughes, LA, Gaston, J, McAlindon, K. Woodhouse, KA, and Thibeault, SL, Electrospun fiber constructs for vocal fold tissue engineering:effects of alignment and elastomeric polypeptide coating, Acta. Biomater., Feb 13:111-20, 2015 epub 2014 Nov 4
  4. Dash, B.C., Thomas, D. Monaghan, M., Carroll, O., Chen, X., Woodhouse, K., O’Brien, T., Pandit, A., An injectable elastin-based gene delivery platform for dose-dependent modulation of angiogenesis and inflammation for critical limb ischemia, Biomaterials, 65,pp126, 2015
  5. Rooney, M. and Woodhouse, K.A., Decreased tissue factor expression with increased CD11b upregulation on elastin-based biomaterials coatings, Biomaterials Science, 2(10), pp1377 2014*
  6. Srokowski EM and Woodhouse KA., Evaluation of the bulk platelet response and fibrinogen interaction to elastin-like polypeptide coatings, J Biomed Mater Res A. Feb;102(2):540-51. 2014*
  7. Srokowski, Elizabeth M,, and Woodhouse, Kimberly A., Surface and adsorption characteristics of three elastin-like polypeptide coatings with varying sequence lengths, J. Materials Sci: Mater. Med, Kam: 24 (1);71-84, 2013 *
  8. Leckie, A.E., Akens, MK, Woodhouse KA, Yee, AJ, Whyne, CM., Evaluation of Thiol-Modified Hyaluronan and Elastin-Like Polypeptide Composite Augmentation in Early-Stage Disc Degeneration-Comparing Two Minimally Invasive Techniques, Spine, Sept 15; 37(20): E 1296-303, 2012
  9. Blit PH, Battiston KG, Yang, M., JP Santerre, Woodhouse KA, Electrospun elastin-like polypeptide enriched polyurethanes and their interactions with vascular smooth muscle cells, ,Acta Biomaterialia, July;8(7):2493-503,2012 Student co-supervised by Woodhouse and Santerre


Dr. Woodhouse is no longer accepting students, Post-Doctoral Fellows or Research Associates. She works in collaboration with other faculty members.

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