Woodhouse, Kimberly

 Woodhouse, Kimberly Kimberly Woodhouse, PhD, PEng, FCAE, FBSE

Queen’s University

Member: Board of Directors

Dr. Kimberly Woodhouse is Vice-Principal (Research) for Queen’s University, and a professor in Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, after serving as dean of that faculty for two five-year terms from June 2007 to 2017. Prior to joining Queen’s, she held several positions at the University of Toronto, including a Professorship in Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and as the Associate Director of the Advanced Regenerative Tissue Engineering Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, a multi-institutional centre to bring basic scientists, engineers and clinicians together to develop novel constructs for soft tissue engineering.

In addition to her academic background, Dr. Woodhouse has almost a decade of experience in private sector manufacturing and experience with the granting councils, in particular the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), chair of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research grants panel, and the Ontario Research Fund Advisory Board. She is a professional engineer, holds several patents, and co-founded a biotechnology company.

Dr. Woodhouse is an expert in the design of novel materials made from both synthetics and recombinant proteins. She has considerable expertise in polyurethane development, the use of collagen and elastin based materials for tissue engineering scaffolds, and wound healing mechanisms associated with biomaterials.  The main focus of her research has been elastomeric materials for cardiovascular applications. Her research is in transition and Dr. Woodhouse is now focused on work in the Health Quality Field.

Dr. Woodhouse currently serves on the Ontario Research Fund Advisory Board.  She has received a number of awards, including the Medal for Excellence in Engineering Education from Engineers Canada, the Premier’s Research Excellence Award and the Professional Engineers Ontario Engineering Medal, “in recognition of valuable contributions made while furthering the technical advancement of the engineering profession in Ontario and its application to the public welfare”.  She is a Fellow of the Society of Biomaterials and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.