- Department Chair, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng
- Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng
151 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
- B.S., Howard University, 1995
- Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1998
Key Honors and Distinctions
- Global leader in blood substitute research and engineering biomaterials for use in transfusion medicine and tissue engineering.
- Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2015
- OSU College of Engineering Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, 2012
- NSF Career Award, 2001
RESEARCH AREAS - Palmer Laboratory for Artificial Blood Research
Hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers for transfusion and tissue engineering applications, non-heme based plasma expanders, red blood cell storage solutions and monocyte/macrophage targeted drug delivery systems.
Graduate student research opportunities are currently available.
Professor Palmer’s research interests encompass the development of novel hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers for a variety of applications in transfusion medicine and tissue engineering. His lab is also developing non-heme based plasma expanders, red blood cell storage solutions and monocyte/macrophage targeted drug delivery systems. He is author of more than 94 peer reviewed publications. Among others, he received the National Science Foundation Career Award in 2001, the Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award in 2008 from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, and the 2012 Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education from The Ohio State University College of Engineering. Prof. Palmer currently serves on the International Scientific Advisory Committee on Blood Substitutes. He is also a member of the Academic Advisory board for the Department of Chemical Engineering at Howard University, and served as a member of the Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section at the National Institutes of Health from 2009-2012.
College of Fellows. American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)..
Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). AIMBE.
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society. Tau Beta Pi.
OSU College of Engineering Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education. The Ohio State University.
Standing member of the NIH BMBI study section. NIH.
OSU College of Engineering Lumley Research Award. OSU.
NOBCChE recipient of The Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award. NOBCChE.
2001-2006 NSF Career Award: Engineering Artificial Cells. NSF.
1995-1998 Departmental Research Fellowship. Johns Hopkins University.
2nd Highest Overall GPA in the School of Engineering. Howard University.
Deans' List. Howard University.
Trustees' Scholarship. Howard University.
Most Outstanding Junior in the School of Engineering,. Howard University.