For a Filipino to be recognized as a prominent teacher in the proverbial land of milk and honey is something Dr. Romel D. Gomez was cited as an influential educator in the 2001. Celebrating Teachers Program of the University of Maryland’s Center for Teaching Excellence in the United States.
Dr. Gomez, who has already migrated to the US, has definitely not forgotten his native land. He is a prime mover for the Philippine-American Academy of Scientists and Engineers (PAASE), a group that is comprised of world-class experts in the diverse areas of physics, biology, mathematics, economics, medicine, chemistry, agriculture, and engineering.
As a professor at the University of Maryland’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Gomez can offer his expertise to the Philippines through the programs mapped out by PAASE and by finding opportunities for aspiring scientists to conduct research in the US.
Currently, Dr. Gomez’s research is centered on the exploration of magnetism at the molecular level and the development of innovative magnetic imaging techniques. He has written more than 40 papers, a book chapter, and holds two US patients.
Dr. Gomez obtained his Ph.D (Condensed Matter Physics and Surface Science) from the University of Maryland in 1990, his Master of Science degree from Wayne State University in 1984, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of the Philippines.
University of Maryland Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. http://www.enee.umd.edu/~rdgomez
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