Dr. Carmen L. Gomes

Assistant Professor - Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: (979) 845-2455

E-mail: carmen@tamu.edu

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  • Ph.D. Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department (BAEN), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, May 2010.
  • B.S. Food Engineering, Department of Food Engineering, Federal University of Vicosa, Vicosa, Brazil, August 2002.


  • 2010-Present
  • Assistant Professor, BAEN, Texas A&M University
  • 2003-2010
  • Research Assistant, BAEN, Texas A&M University


  • Stromberg, L. R., Hondred, J. A., Sanborn, D., Mendivelso-Perez, D., Ramesh, S., Rivero, I. V., Kogot, J., Smith, E., Gomes, C., Claussen, J. C. 2019. Stamped multilayer graphene laminates for disposable in-field electrodes: application to electrochemical sensing of hydrogen peroxide and glucose. Microchimica Acta. 186: 533
  • Pola, C. C., Moraes, A. R. F., Medeiros, E. A. A., Teofilo, R. F., Soares, N. F. F., Gomes, C. L. Development and optimization of pH-responsive PLGA-chitosan nanoparticles for triggered release of antimicrobials. Food Chemistry. 295: 671-679.
  • Talib, A. J., Alkahtani, M., Jian, L., Alghannam, F., Brick, R. Gomes, C. L., Scully, M. O., Sokolov, A. V., Hemmer, P. R. 2018. Lantanide ions doped in vanadium oxide for sensitive optical glucose detection. Optical Materials Express. 8 (11): 3277-3287.
  • Alkahtani, M. H., Alghannam, F., Jiang, L., Rampersaud, A. A., Brick, R., Gomes, C. L., Scully, M. O., Hemmer, P. R. 2018. Fluorescent nanodiamonds for luminescent thermometry in the biological transparency window. Optics Letters. 43 (14): 3317-3320.
  • Alkahtani, M. H., Alghannam, F., Jiang, L., Almethen, A., Rampersaud, A. A., Brick, R., Gomes, C. L., Scully, O. M., Hemmer, P. R., Nanophotonics, 7 (8): 1423-1453.
  • He, S., Li, H., Gomes, C., Voronine, D. V.2018. Tip-enhanced Raman scattering of DNA aptamers for Listeria monocytogenes. Biointerphases.13(3):03C402.
  • Ozdemir, N., Pola, C. C., Teixeira, B. N., Hill, L. E., Bayrak, A., Gomes, C. L. Preparation of black pepper oleoresin inclusion complexes based on beta-cyclodextrin for antioxidant and antimicrobial delivery applications using kneading and freeze drying methods: a comparative study. LWT-Food Science. 91: 439-445.
  • Pereira, M. C., Oliveira, D. A., Hill, L. E., Zambiazi, R. C., Borges, C. D., Vizzotto, M., Mertens-Talcott, S., Talcott, S., Gomes, C. Effect of nanoencapsulation using PLGA on antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of guabiroba fruit phenolic extract. Food Chemistry. 240: 396-404.
  • Vanegas, D. C., Patino, L., Mendez, C., Oliveira, D. A., Torres, A. M., Gomes, C., McLamore, E. S. 2018. Laser scribed graphene biosensor for detection of biogenic amines in food samples using locally sourced materials. Biosensors. 8(2).
  • Rong, Y., Padron, A., Hagerty, K., Nelson, N., Song, C., Nemat, K., Katz, J., Datta, S., Gomes, C., McLamore, E. S. 2018. Post hoc support vector machine learning for biosensors based on weak protein-ligand interactions. Analyst. 143(9): 2066-2075.
  • Hills, K., Oliveira, D., Cavallaro, N., Gomes, C., McLamore, E. S. Actuation of chitosan-aptamer nanobrush border for pathogen sensing. 2018. Analyst. 143(7): 1650-1661.
  • Vanegas, D. C., Gomes, C. L., Cavallaro, N. D., Giraldo-Escobar, D., McLamore, E. S., 2017. Emerging biorecognition and transduction schems for rapid detection of pathogenic bacteria in food. Comprehenisve Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. 16 (6): 1188-1205.
  • Castell-Perez, E., Gomes, C., Tahtouh, J., Moreira, R., McLamore, R., Knowles, H. S. 2017. Food processing and waste within the nexus framework. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports. 4(3): 99-108.
  • Alkahtani, M., Gomes, C., Hemmer, P. 2017. Engineering water tolerant core/shell upconversion nanoparticles for optical temperature sensing. Optics Letters. 42 (13): 2451-2454.
  • Oliveira, D. A., Angonese, M., Ferreira, S. R. S., Gomes, C. L. Nanoencapsulation of passion fruit by-products extracts for enhanced antimicrobial activity. Food and Bioproducts Processing. 104: 137-146.
  • Hill, L. E., Oliveira, D. A., Hills, K., Giacobassi, C., Johnson, J., Summerlin, H., Taylor, T. M., C. 2017. A comparative study of natural antimicrobial delivery systems for microbial safety and quality of fresh-cut lettuce. Journal of Food Science. 82 (5): 1132-1141.
  • Oliveira, D. A., Mezzomo, N., Gomes, C., Ferreira, S. R. S. 2017. Encapsulation of passion fruit seed oil by means of supercritical antisolvent process. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 104: 137-146.
  • Ding, S.; Mosher, C.; Lee, X.; Das, S.; Cargill, A.; Tang, X.; Chen, B.; McLamore, E. ; Gomes, C.; Hostetter, J.; Claussen, J. 2017. Rapid and label-free detection of interferon gamma via an electrochemical aptasensor comprised of a ternary surface monolayer on a gold interdigitated electrode array. ACS Sensors. 2 (2): 210-217.
  • Vanegas, D. C., Gomes, C., McLamore, E. S. 2016. Biosensors for indirect monitoring of foodborne bacteria. Biosensors Journal. 5:137.
  • Alkahtani, M. H., Alghannam, F. S., Sanchez, C., Gomes, C., Liang, H. Hemmer, P. 2016. High efficiency upconversion nanophosphors for high-contrast bioimaging. Nanotechnology. 27 (48): 485501.
  • Burrs, S. L. Bhargava, M., Sidhu, R., Kiernan-Lewis, J., Gomes, C., Claussen, J. C., McLamore, E. S. 2016. A paper based graphene-nanocauliflower hybrid composite for point of care biosensing. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 85:479-487.
  • Oliveira, D. A., Angonese, M., Gomes, C., Ferreira, S. R. S. 2016. Valorization of passion fruit (Passiflora edulis sp.) by-products: Sustainable recovery and biological activities. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 111: 55-62.
  • Loquercio, A., Castell-Perez, M. E., Gomes, C., Moreira, R. G. 2015 Preparation of chitosan-alginate nanoparticles for trans-cinnamaldehyde entrapment. Journal of Food Science. 80 (10): N2305 –
  • Chairez-Ramirez, M. H., Sanchez-Burgos, J. A., Gomes, C., Moreno-Jimenez, M.R., Gonzales-Laredo, R. F., Bernad-Bernad, M. J., Medina-Torres, L., Ramirez-Mares, M. V., Gallegos-Infante, J. A., Rocha-Guzman, N. E. 2015. Morphological and release characterization of nanoparticles formulated with poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) and lupeol: in vitro permeability and modulator effect on NF-kB in Caco-2 cell system stimulated with TNF-a. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 85: 2-9.
  • Pereira, M. C., Hill, L. E., Zambiazi, R. C., Mertens-Talcott, S., Talcott, S. Gomes, C. Nanoencapsualtion of hydrophobic phytochemicals using poly(dl-lactide-co- glycolide) (PLGA) for antioxidant and antimicrobial delivery applications: Guabiroba fruit. 2015 (Campomanesia xanthocarpa O. Berg) study. LWT-Food Science and Technology. 63(1): 100-107.
  • Hemmer, P., Gomes, C. Single proteins under a diamond spotlight. Science. 6 (6626): 1072-1073.