Meet Our 2019 Recipient
Professor, Romel Gomez
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. R.D. (Mel) Gomez is a Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He obtained his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from the Univ. of Maryland, M.S. degree from Wayne State University in Experimental Atomic Physics and B.S. degree from the University of the Philippines. He co-authored more than 100 scientific publications, including several book chapters and three US patents in the general area of nanotechnology.
Dr. Gomez was recognized for his remarkable contributions to teaching in the Clark School as he spearheaded the development or improvement of ENEE 101, 133, 181, 489A, 489M, and 499. He developed the engineering capstone course on electric bicycle design and was instrumental in creating the new BSEE degree program at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center and the BS in Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things at Shady Grove. In the classroom, Dr. Gomez is an effective and passionate teacher with the highest accolades from his students.