Bruce R. Palmer

Adjunct Faculty, Chemical and Biological Engineering

My Middle Eastern research in Qatar and the UAE addressed new metal alloys for processing petroleum and removal of sulfur from natural gas.


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


  • Teaching-Colorado School of Mines:
  • Chemical Engineering Summer Field Session (CBEN 312)
  • Chemical Engineering Design (CBEN 402)
  • 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)

Honors and Awards

  • Colorado School of Mines van Diest Gold Medal
  • American Society for Metals Bradley Stoughton Award
  • American Institute Metallurgical Engineers Taggart Award

Selected Publications

  • Lee, E., Kahalfaoui, W., Mishra, B., and Palmer, B. R. “Fe-Cr-Mn-C-N Steels for Down-Hole Application in Sour Environments: Statistical Analysis of Mechanical Properties,” Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 1879-1885, hits:// (2017).
  • 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).