• Ph.D. Nuclear and Radiological Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2003
  • M.S. Health Physics, University of Cincinnati, 1999
  • B.S. Radiation Health Physics, Oregon State University, 1997


Dr. Camille Palmer is an associate professor in the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Oregon State University. Her professional interests emphasize international nuclear security and nonproliferation, where she enjoys collaborations with OSU’s School of Public Policy and Robotics. Prior to academics, she was a staff member in both the Thermonuclear Applications and Foreign and Improvised Nuclear Design groups at Los Alamos National Lab. She has also supported the nuclear hardness and survivability of the Minuteman III ground and delivery systems as an engineer with Northrop Grumman Corporation.


Dr. Palmer is motivated by problems that impact national security and the international nuclear landscape related to energy and defense. She serves as faculty advisor to the OSU Chapter of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) and on the subcommittee for Arms Control and Treaty Verification within the Nonproliferation and Arms Control Technical Division of INMM. She also a member of the editorial board for The Journal of Critical Infrastructure Policy.