Dr. Kathleen Kilway

Professor and Chair

Office: 510H Flarsheim Hall
Phone: (816) 235-2289
Email: kilwayk@umkc.edu

Degrees and Experience

B.S., St. Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN)  (1985)
M.S., Chemistry, University of California, San Diego (1987)
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, San Diego (1992)
Postdoctoral Associate, Faculté des Sciences de St. Jérôme (Fr) (1992 – 1993)
Postdoctoral Associate, University of California, Berkeley (1994 – 1996)
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri – Kansas City (1996 – 2002)
Associate Professor, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2002 – 2009)
Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City (2007 – present)
Professor, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2009 – present)
Curators’ Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City (2011 – present)

Honors and Awards (Since 2011)

The Class of 2015 School of Pharmacy’s Teacher of the Year (2011)
UMKC Sorority Advisor of the Year (2011)
First Annual Apple Polisher Award Recipient (2010 – 2011)
UMKC Chapter of Mortar Board Honorary Member (2012)
Beta Theta Pi “Faculty of the Year” (2012)
UMKC SGA Student Leadership Recognition Awards Most Outstanding Professor of the Year (2012 – 2013)
UMKC Apple Polisher Award (2013)
UNews “Top Professor at UMKC” (2015)

Research Interests

Conformational analysis; synthesis of twisted polycyclic aromatic compounds; molecular assembly of organonitriles and silver salts; synthesis and studies of cyclopropanes; experimental studies of dental-relevant monomers; bone cement, spacer, and antifungal/antibiotic materials development; theoretical modeling of carboxylates on copper surfaces; and theoretical and experimental measurements of hydrogen bonding.

Selected Publications

Li Y, Clevenger RG, Lu J., Kilway, KV, Peng Z. Spin-Coated Thin Films of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Exhibiting High SCLC Hole Mobilities,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120, 841-852.

Upul Ranaweera, RAA, Schuman, TP, Wang R; Miller, BD; Kilway, KV “Effect of Moisture on Cationic Polymerization of Silicone Epoxy Monomers,” J. App. Polym. Sci., 2015, 132(15) DOI: 10.1002/app.41831.

Li, Y.; Clevenger, R. G.; Lu, J.; Kilway, K. V.; Peng, Z. “Unusually High SCLC Hole Mobility in Solution-Processed Thin Films of a Polycyclic Thiophene-Based Small-Molecule Semiconductor.” J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 7180–7183.

Eick, J.D.; Barragan-Adjemian, C.; Rosser, J.; Melander, JR; Dusevich, V.; Weiler, R.A.; Miller, B.D.; Kilway, K.V.; Dallas, M.R.; Bi, L.; Nalvarte, E.L.; Bonewald, L.F. “Silorane resin supports proliferation, differentiation, and mineralization of MLOA5 bone cells in vitro and bone formation in vivo,” J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part B 2012, 100B, 850–861.

Melander, J.R.; Weiler, R.A.; Miller, B.D.; Schuman, T.P.; Kilway, K.V.*; Day, D.E.; Velez, M.; Eick, J.D. “Estimation of properties of a photoinitiated silorane-based composite with potential for orthopaedic applications,” J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part B 2012, 100B, 163-169.