Luis A. Palacio, P.E., Ph.D
Luis dedicates his time to leading diverse teams and empowering individuals towards a more equitable society through STEM Education and Innovation. Currently, Luis serves as the Executive Director and CEO of Health & Science Innovations, Inc. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of 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, National Institutes of Health, VoCare, and MedDiary. After 2 years of serving as Director of Programs and Research, Luis now serves as Executive Director and CEO of Health & Science Innovations, Inc.; an Indiana-based non-for-profit 501c3 organization serving the community through education and innovation. Luis is actively engaged in the community directly serving in various advisory boards, teaching, mentoring, and using his engineering skills to design solutions to workforce development, poverty, diversity, and other challenges that affect society.