Luis Palacio is a Bio-Physicist and a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Indiana. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, a B.S. and a M.S. in Physics from Purdue University (IPFW, IUPUI respectively). As an engineer, he worked for General Electric Power Conversion at their Global Engineering Headquarters for over 4 years and Alivio Medical Center for over 2 years. As a scientist, he is currently leading an investigation that studies 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, where he earned his Ph.D. During his doctoral studies, he has accumulated 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 & Research, Luis now serves as Executive Director. Luis is actively engaged in the community and as a mentor to students that are served by the DNOVA Institute.