Frank A. Gomez
Dr. Gomez is the Executive Director of STEM-NET, a multicampus consortium, based at the CSU Office of the Chancellor where he has led STEM initiatives for the 23-campus system since 2019. He is also Professor of Chemistry at Cal State LA since 1994. He received his B.S. (1986) and Ph.D. (1991) in Chemistry from Cal State LA and UCLA, respectively. From 1991-1994 he was a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Dr. Gomez’s research focuses in developing microfluidic point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices, fuel cells, and batteries. He has mentored over 140 students and postdocs, the majority from underrepresented groups, and has over 130 publications and two books. Since 1994, he has received over $21MM in research funding. As Executive Director, he has been a part of collaborative grants securing over $50MM in funding. As Executive Director, some of his work focuses on equity in STEM, climate change, social justice, workforce development, diversity, and STEM for the social good.