Frank A. Gomez

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
California State University, Los Angeles
Office P.S. 809
Ph:(323) 343-2368
(a) Professional Preparation
California State University, Los Angeles Chemistry B.S. 1986
University of California, Los Angeles Chemistry Ph.D. 1991
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Chemistry Post-Doc 1994
(b) Appointments
2004-present Director, CSULA-Caltech PREM Collaborative
2003-present Visiting Associate, Caltech
2002-present Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles
1997-2002 Associate Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles
1994-1997 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles
(c) Publications: (Career total: 75): (Undergraduate co-authors are underlined)
(i) Most closely related to the proposed project.
  1. “Design and Fabrication of Chemically Robust Three-Dimensional Microfluidic Valves,” Maltezos, G.; Garcia, E.; Hanrahan, G.; Gomez, F. A.; Scherer, A. Lab Chip, 2007, 7, 1209-1211.
  2. “Simple Fabrication of Fritless Chromatographic Microchips Packed with Conventional Reversed-Phase Silica Particles,” Gaspar, A.; Piyasena, M. E.; Gomez, F. A. Anal. Chem. 2007, 79, 7906-7909.
  3. “Electrochromatography in Fritless Chromatographic Microchips Packed with Conventational Reversed-Phase Silica Particles”, Gaspar, A.; Hernandez, L.; Stevens, S.; Gomez, F. A., Electrophoresis, 2008, 29, 1638-1642.
  4. “Through-a-Chip Partial Filling Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis to Estimate Binding Constants Between Receptors and Ligands”, Brown, A.; Morales, C.; Gomez, F. A. Talanta, 2008, 74, 605-612.
  5. “Magnetically Controlled Valve for Flow Manipulation in Polymer Microfluidic Devices.” Gaspar, A.; Piyasena, M.; Daroczi, L.; Gomez, F. A. Microfluid. Nanofluid. 2008, 6, 525-531.
  6. (ii) Other significant publications:
  7. "Implementation of Chemometric Methodology in Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis (ACE): Predictive Investigation of Protein-Ligand Binding”, Hanrahan, G.; Montes, R.; Pao, A.; Johnson, A.; Gomez, F. A. Electrophoresis, 2007, 28, 2853-2860.
  8. “Chemometrical Examination of Active Parameters and Interactions in Flow Injection-Capillary Electrophoresis (FI-CE),” Dahdouh, F. T.; Clarke, K.; Salgado, M.; Hanrahan, G.; Gomez, F. A. Electrophoresis, 2008, 29, 3779-3785.
  9. “Microfluidic Polymerase Chain Reaction”, Maltezos, G. M.; Gomez, A.; Zhong, J.; Gomez, F. A.; Scherer, A. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2008, 93, 243901-1-3.
  10. “Microchip Frontal Affinity Chromatography to Study the Binding of a Ligand to Teicoplanin-Derivatized Microbeads”, Liu, X.; Gomez, F. A. Electrophoresis 2009, in press.
  11. “Fabrication of a Microfluidic Enzyme Reactor Utilizing Magnetic Beads”, Liu, X.; Lo, R.; Gomez, F. A. Electrophoresis, 2009, submitted.
(d) Synergistic Activities:
Don Bosco Technical Institute Board of Trustees, 2007-present.
CSUPERB Biotechnology Faculty Research Award, 2007.
ACS Councilor, 2007-present.
SACNAS Undergraduate Institution Mentor Award, 2003.
Review Committee, Chair, Richard C. Tolman Award, April, 1999.
California Educator of the Year; Calif. Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) - 1998.
Board of Directors/Secretary SACNAS (1989-1991, 1993-1996, 1997-2003, Sec. 1997 2003).
Board of Education, Montebello Unified School District (MUSD), 1997-2001.
National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 1997.
Hispanic Eng. Nat. Achieve. Award Conf. Most Aspiring Scientist Award, 1993.
(e) Collaborators and other Affiiliations:
Professor Attila Gaspar, Chemistry, University of Debrecen, Hungary.
Professor William Goddard, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech.
Professor Grady Hanrahan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Cal Lutheran University.
Professor Craig Hawker, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB.
Professor Julie Kornfield, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech.
Professor John Ladbury, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, University College London.
Professor Miroslav Macka, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University.
Professor Christopher Meyer, Chemistry and Biochemistry, CSU Fullerton.
Professor Axel Scherer, Department of Applied Physics, Caltech.
Professor Feimeng Zhou, Deparment of Chemistry and Biochemistry CSULA.
Graduate Advisors and Postdoctoral Sponsors
Graduate Advisor: Professor M. Frederick Hawthorne, UCLA.
Postdoctoral Advisor: Professor George M. Whitesides, Harvard University.
Thesis Advisor and Postgraduate-Scholar Sponsor
Dong S. Zhao, M.S., 1997, Ph.D. from UC Riverside.
Eun-Soo Kwak, M.S., 1997, Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jane Kawaoka, B.S., 1998, Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Maryam Azad, M.S., 2003, now in industry.
John Kaddis, B.S., 2001, now in the Ph.D. program at USC.
Catherine Silverio Kaddis, M.S., 2002, Ph.D. from UCLA.
Valerie Villareal, B.S., 2003, now in the Ph.D. program at UCLA.
Jose Zavaleta, M.S., 2004.
Dinora Chinchilla, B.S., Departmental Honor’s, 2005.
Abby Brown, B.S., Departmental Honor’s, 2005.
Jerry Fields, M.S., 2005, now in the Ph.D. program at USC.
Lilia Hernandez, M.S., 2007.
Ruth Montes, M.S., 2007.
Schetema Stevens, M.S., 2008, now in the Ph.D. program at Caltech.
Maral Sarikhani, M.S., 2008.
Mark Goldberg, M.S., 2008.
Erika Garcia, M.S., in progress; Jaime Torres, M.S., in progress; Froseen Dahdouh, M.S., in progress; Alejandra Ramirez, M.S., in progress.
Dr. Ying Zhang, 1999-2001.
Dr. Dazhi Wang, 2004.
Dr. Menake Piyasena, 2005-2007.
Dr. Xiaojun Liu, 2007-present.
Dr. Roger Lo, 2008-present.
Total number of graduate students advised: 18
Total number of postdoctoral scholars advised: 5
ii. Other personnel
(b) Other professionals
Dr. Attila Gaspar (University of Debrecen, Hungary), 2006-2007.
(c) Students: Total number of undergraduate students advised: 30.