Frank A. Gomez
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Dr. Gomez received his B.S. (1986) and Ph.D. (1991) in Chemistry from Cal State L.A. and UCLA, respectively. From 1991-1994 he was a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Since 1994, he has published over 100 technical articles and book chapters, and two books on his research. He and his students have delivered over 240 conference presentations.
His research group is engaged in developing fundamental and applied research in the area of microfluidics and point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices. Current work involves the development of paper microfluidic and bead-based assays, enzyme microreactors, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) on chips, and microfluidic fuel cells (methanol, formic acid, and hydrogen). He also employs response surface methodology (RSM) and artificial neural networks (ANN) to experimentally optimize conditions in microfluidics.