Welcome to the "Gomez Group" Homepage

Dr. Frank A. Gomez
Professor of Chemistry

Office CSWB 122E
(323) 343-2368

Our research group is engaged in developing fundamental and applied research in the area of microfluidics. Specifically, we are focused on developing new microfluidic devices (MDs) for use in point-of-care (POC) diagnostics and chemical and biochemical separations. Some of our current work involves the development of paper microfluidic and bead-based assays, enzyme microreactors, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) on chips, microfluidic fuel cells (methanol, formic acid, and hydrogen), novel materials for microfluidics, and chromatography on chips. We also employ response surface methodology (RSM) and artificial neural networks (ANN) to experimentally optimize conditions in microfluidics. The members of the Gomez group include undergraduate and graduate students, high school students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scientists from the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, mechanical engineering, physics, biology, and mathematics.


Students interested in working in a research position in the Gomez group, or applying to a specific research program, need to follow the instructions in this Application Form


Gomez Group