Andre Palmer

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Andre Palmer

College of Engineering
Phone: 614-292-6033
Topics: blood

About Me

Palmer Research Group website (being updated):


  • B.S., Howard University, 1995
  • Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1998

Key Honors and Distinctions

  • OSU College of Engineering Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, 2012
  • NSF Career Award, 2001
  • Inventor of tense and relaxed state variable molecular weight polymerized hemoglobins for use as red blood cell substitutes
  • Inventor of variable molecular weight polymerized human serum albumins for use as plasma expanders
  • Inventor of high payload drug delivery system that specifically targets monocytes and macrophages

Research Areas

  • Hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers for transfusion and tissue engineering applications, plasma expanders, self-assembled therapeutic delivery systems, red blood cell storage

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 89 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.

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