G Tayhas R. Palmore Professor of Engineering, Professor of Chemistry

Tayhas Palmore is an electrochemist/materials engineer specializing in materials for energy conversion and storage. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from MIT and was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. She joined the Materials Group in the Division of Engineering at Brown in 2000 and co-founded the graduate program in Biomedical Engineering in 2002. Her teaching experience includes courses on biomaterials, engineering thermodynamics, materials science, analytical methods of materials characterization, and organic chemistry. Her research is focused on new materials and device designs as they relate to fuel cells, batteries, sensors, and the bio/material/electronic interface. She is widely published in journals such as Advanced Materials, Chemistry of Materials, Biomaterials, Nature, and Science. She is a topic editor for the journal Crystal Growth and Design.

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

scholarly work

Fei, J.; Lim, K.-G.; Palmore, G. T. R. "A polymer composite with three electrochromic states" Chemistry of Materials 2008, in press.

Bedekar, A. S.; Feng, J. J.; Krishnamoorthy, S.; Lim, K. G.; Palmore, G. T. R.; Sundaram, S. "Oxygen Limitation in Microfluidic Biofuel Cells" Chemical Engineering Communications 2008, 195, 256.

Palmore, G. T. R. "Biofuel Cells" in Bioelectrochemistry: Fundamentals, Experimental Techniques and Applications, Ed. P. N. Bartlett, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York, 2008, Chapter 10, in press.

Lim, K. G.; Palmore, G. T. R. "Microfluidic Biofuel Cells: The Influence of Electrode Boundary Layer on Performance" Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2007, 22, 941.

Lee, J.; Lim, K.-G.; Palmore, G. T. R.; Tripathi, A. "Optimization of Microfluidic Fuel Cells Using Transport Principles" Analytical Chemistry 2007, 79, 7301.

Reddy, G. S.; Robinson, M.; Wang, G.; Palmore, G. T. R.; Gennaro, L.; Vourous, P.; DeClercq, P.; Vandewalle, M.; Yong, W.; Ling, S.; Verstuyf, A.; Bouillon, R., "Removal of C-Ring from the CD-Ring skeleton of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 does not alter its target tissue metabolism significantly" Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 2007, 460, 254.

Fei, J.; Palmore, G. T. R. "A Biopolymer Composite that Catalyzes the Reduction of Oxygen to Water" Chemistry of Materials 2007, 19, 1565.

Khang, D.; Kim, S.-Y., Siu-Snyder, P.; Palmore, G. T. R.; Durbin, S. M.; Webster, T. J. "Enhanced fibronectin adsorption on carbon nanotube/poly(carbonate) urethane: Independent role of surface nano-roughness and associated surface energy" Biomaterials 2007, 28, 4756.

Fei, J.; Basu, A.; Xue, F.; Palmore, G. T. R. "Two polymerizable derivatives of 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethyl benzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid)" Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 3.

Song, H-K; Palmore, G. T. R. "Redox-active Polypyrrole: Toward polymer-based batteries" Advanced Materials 2006, 18, 1764

Song, H-K; Toste, B.; Ahmann, K.; Hoffman-Kim, D.; Palmore, G. T. R. "New Materials for Neurite Extension of Dorsal Root Ganglia: Micro-Patterning of Polymers Doped with Positive Guidance Cues" Biomaterials 2006, 27, 473.

Zhang, J.; Venkataramania, S.; Xua, H.; Song, Y-K.; Song, H-K.; Palmore, G.T.R.; Fallon, J.; Nurmikko, A.V. "Combined topographical and chemical micropatterns for templating neuronal networks" Biomaterials 2006, 27, 5734.

Reddy, G. S.; Omdahl, J. L.; Robinson, M.; Wang, G.; Palmore, G. T. R.; Vicchio, D.; Yergey, A. L.; Tserng, K-Y.; Uskokovic, M. R. "23-carboxy-24,25,26,27-tetranorvitamin D3 (Calcioic acid) and 24-carboxy- 25,26,27-trinorvitamin D3 (Cholacalcioic acid): End products of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 metabolism in rat kidney through C-24 oxidation pathway" Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 2006, 455, 18.

Song, H-K; Palmore, G. T. R. "Conductive Polypyrrole via Enzyme Catalysis" J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 19278.

MacDonald, J. C.; Luo, T.-J. M.; Palmore, G. T. R. "Supramolecular behavior of an isostructural series of five bis(2-methylimidazolium 2,6-dicarboxypyridine) M(II) complexes" Crystal Growth & Design, 2004, 4, 1203.

Luo, T.-J. M.; MacDonald, J. C.; Palmore, G. T. R. "Fabrication of complex crystals using kinetic control, chemical additives, and epitaxial growth" Chem. Mater., 2004, 16, 4916.

Luo, T.-J. M.; MacDonald, J. C.; Palmore, G. T. R. "In situ AFM studies on the growth of crystals of bis(imidazolium 2,6-dicarboxylatepyridine) Cu(II) dihydrate" Transactions ACA, 2004, 39, 73.

Palmore, G.T.R. "Bioelectric Power Generation" Trends in Biotechnology, 2004, 22, 99.

Luo, T-J. M.; Fei, J.; Lim, K. G.; Palmore, G. T. R. "Membraneless Fuel Cells: An Application of Microfluidics" in Nanotechnology-Enabled Green Energy and Power Sources, Eds. B. Karn, T. Masciangioli, W. Zhang, V. Colvin, and P. Alivisatos, ACS Symposium Series No. 890, 2004, Chapter 10.

research overview

My research interests lie at the intersection of materials science, electrochemistry, and biology, with broad interests in the areas of biomaterials, bioelectronics, and biocatalysis. Research projects in my laboratory include the synthesis of new biocomposites (biocatalysts/conducting polymers/nanofibers) for use in batteries, fuel cells, and biomedical applications (e.g., biosensors, tissue engineering); and the design and fabrication of devices that use these new materials.

funded research

My research is supported by NSF, NIH, DOD, and private foundations.