Let’s get to know more about the members of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL).
Dr. Romel D. Gomez is recognized for his significant contributions in the fields of magnetism, nanoelectronics, surface science, and biochemical sensors. He patented the method of measuring magnetic fields on magnetically recorded media using a scanning tunneling microscope and magnetic probe to detect cancer, virus, and bacteria. He worked on the domain configurations of Permalloy, which had a profound influence on modern magnetic recording drives and non-volatile memory in computers.
Currently, Dr. Gomez is an Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland. He assisted in improving the ECE curriculum of the institution for the betterment of the students in preparing them for jobs in the industry. In addition, Dr. Gomez is known as a ‘hands-on professor’ who teaches engineering design, circuits, microelectronics, electromagnetics, and quantum theory. He also mentored several Filipino students who have obtained doctorate degrees in the United States.
Dr. Gomez is actively involved in the programs in the Philippines. He founded a program known as VISSER (Versatile Instrumentation System for Science Education and Research) to build up efficient instruments for K-12 students. He also collaborated with Filipino scientists and contributed to projects in the areas of science education and research in inexpensive and dependable testing of dengue and other tropical diseases.
Corresponding Member Gomez obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Philippines in 1980, his Master of Science in Experimental Atomic Physics from the University of Maryland in 1984, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Condensed Matter Physics from Wayne State University in 1990. He was elected to the Academy in 2019.
For more information about CM Gomez, you may visit the NAST PHL website using this link: http://members.nast.ph/index.php/list-of-nast-members/details/1/127
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