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Bruce R. Palmer

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering Department
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • PhD, University of Utah, Metallurgy, 1972
  • BS, Colorado School of Mines, Metallurgical Engineering, 1968


  • After teaching chemical engineering in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar for ten years, I returned to Golden, Colorado. My research in the Middle East focused on development of new metal alloys for processing petroleum and petrochemicals. Additionally I conducted research on sulfur removal from natural gas.
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  • Awards:
  • Colorado School of Mines van Diest Gold Medal
  • American Society for Metals Bradley Stoughton Award
  • American Institute Metallurgical Engineers Taggart Award


  • Teaching-Colorado School of Mines
  • Chemical Engineering Design (CBEN 402)
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  • Teaching-Texas A&M University, Qatar
  • Chemical Engineering Postgraduate Materials (CHEN 689)
  • Chemical Engineering Plant Design-Economics (CHEN 426)
  • Chemical Engineering Materials (CHEN 313)
  • Chemical Engineering Fluid Operations (CHEN 304)
  • Elementary Chemical Engineering (CHEN 204)


  • Lee, Eunkyung; Khalfaoui, W., Mishra, B. and Palmer, B. R., Statistical Analysis on Mechanical Properties of High Interstitial Stainless Steels with the Metallurgical Parameters for Down-Hole Application in Sour Environments, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, accepted for publication Dec. 2016.
  • Lee, Eunkyung; Mishra, B. and Palmer, B. R., Effect of Heat Treatment on Wear Resistance of Fe-Cr-Mn-C-N High-Interstitial Stainless Steel, WEAR, [] Vols. 368-369, pp. 70-74 (2016).
  • Lee, Eunkyung; Ryu, Jiseung; Jeon, Seol; Mishra, B. and Palmer, B. R., Communication: Mechanical and Corrosion Properties of Fe-Cr-Mn-C-N Austenitic Stainless Steels for Drill Collars, Metallurgical and Materials Trans. [DOI: 10.1007/s11661-016-3471-1] Vol. 47A, pp. 2550-2554 (2016).
  • Abdeen, D. and Palmer, B. R., Effect of Processing Parameters of Electron Beam Melting Machine on Properties of Ti-6Al-4V Parts, Rapid Prototyping Journal [], Vol. 22 Issue 3, pp. 609-620 (2016).
  • Abdeen, D. and Palmer, B. R., Corrosion of Ti-6Al-4V Parts Produced with Electron Beam Melting Machine, Rapid Prototyping Journal [], Vol. 22 Issue 2, pp. 322-329 (2016).
  • Palmer, Bruce R., Abdeen, D., Khalfaoui, W., Al Jassem, N., Mishra, B., Lee, E., and Olson, D., Successes in the Development of an Arabian Gulf Materials Program, Handbook of Research on Recent Developments in Materials Science and Corrosion Engineering Education, [DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8183-5 ], Lim, H. L. Editor, ICI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania. (2015).
  • Palmer, B. R., Gutierrez, C., Gidas, M.-B., Berrouk, A. and Gawargy, M. W., Rate Phenomena in the Reaction of Hydrogen Sulfide with a Zinc Oxide-Based Sorbent, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy [online: n/a. doi: 10.1002/ep.10495 (2010)], Vol. 30, pp 383-391 (2011).