Giuseppe Palmese

Professor Emeritus
Chemical and Biological Engineering


Dr. Giuseppe Palmese, professor emeritus since May 2022, joined the Drexel faculty in 2001 as associate professor with tenure in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, achieving full professor in 2005. He earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Princeton in 1986 and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1992. Prior to joining Drexel, he managed a polymer manufacturing facility and served as a research professor at the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials. At Drexel, he served as department head for 12 years, as Associate Dean for Finance, and for two years as interim dean of the College of Engineering. In 2018, he was named Distinguished George B. Francis Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Palmese’s research focuses on thermosetting polymers and biomaterials, composites and interfaces, and processing-structure-property relationships.

Dr. Palmese was appointed Dean of the Henry Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University, effective September 2021.

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1992
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1986

Research Interests

Thermosetting polymers and biomaterials. Composites and interfaces. Processing-Structure-Property relationships

Select Publications

  • Sharifi, M; Jang, C.W.; Abrams, C.F.; Palmese, G. R.; Toughened epoxy polymers via rearrangement of network topology. J. Mater. Chem. 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C4TA03051F
  • Hu F.; La Scala J.J.; Sadler J.M.; Palmese G.R.; Synthesis and Characterization of Thermosetting Furan-Based Epoxy Systems. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 3332-3342.
  • Peterson, A.M.; Jensen, R.E.; Palmese, G.R. Kinetic Considerations for Strength Recovery at the Fiber−Matrix Interface Based on the Diels−Alder Reaction. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5(3) 815-821.

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