Dr. Luis A. Palacio, P.E.
Luis Palacio is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana and a Bio-Physicist. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Purdue University. As an engineer, he worked for General Electric Power Conversion at their Global Engineering Headquarters for over 4 years and at Alivio Medical Center for over 2 years. As a scientist, he is currently leading an investigation that studies changes in the molecular structure of proteins that are associated with lung diseases and blood clotting. He has conducted research at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Argonne National Laboratories, and IUPUI. Luis has more than 3 years of combined experience as an educator at the undergraduate level and at the high school level. Luis has been a consultant for GE Electric Power Conversion, Uncommon Engineering, the National Institutes of Health, VoCare, and MedDiary. After 2 years of serving as Director of Programs and Research, Luis is now Executive Director and CEO of Health & Science Innovations, Inc., an Indiana-based not-for-profit 501c3 organization serving the community through education and innovation. Luis is actively engaged in the community directly serving on various advisory boards, teaching, mentoring, and using his engineering skills to design solutions to workforce development, poverty, diversity, and other challenges that affect society.