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


  • 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 – N2315. DOI: 10.1111/1750-3841.12997
  • 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. In press. Available online 08/2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.fct.2015.08.003
  • +Pereira, M. C., *Hill, L. E., Zambiazi, R. C., Mertens-Talcott, S., Talcott, S. Gomes, C. 2015. Nanoencapsulation of hydrophobic phytochemicals using poly(dl-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) for antioxidant and antimicrobial delivery applications: Guabiroba fruit (Campomanesia xanthocarpa O. Berg) study. LWT-Food Science and Technology. 63 (1): 100-107. DOI:10.1016/j.lwt.2015.03.062
  • Hemmer, P., Gomes, C. 2015. Single proteins under a diamond spotlight. Science. 6 (6626): 1072-1073. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa7440
  • **Burrs, S. L., Vanegas, D. C., Bhargava, M., Mechulan, N., Hendershot, P., Yamaguchi, H., Gomes, C., ¶§McLamore, E. S. 2014. A comparative study of graphene-hydrogel hybrid bionanocomposites for biosensing. Analyst. 140(5):1466-1476. DOI: 10.1039/C4AN01788A
  • Cipriano, P. A., Ekici, L., Barnes, R. C., Gomes, C., Talcott, S. T. 2015. Pre-heating and polyphenol oxidase inhibition impact on extraction of purple sweet potato anthocyanins. Food Chemistry. 180: 227-234. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.02.020
  • Tao, F., Peng, Y., Gomes, C., Chao, K., Qin, J. 2015. A comparative study for improving prediction of total viable count in beef based on hyperspectral scattering characteristics. Journal of Food Engineering. 162: 38-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2015.04.008
  • *Hill, L. Gomes, C. 2014. Optimization of synthesis process of thermally-responsive poly-n-isopropylacrylamide nanoparticles for controlled release of antimicrobial hydrophobic compounds. Materials Research Express. 1: 045404. DOI:10.1088/2053-1591/1/4/045404
  • *Hill, L., Gomes, C. 2014. Characterization of temperature- and pH-responsive poly-N-isopropylacrylamide-co-polymer nanoparticles for the release of antimicrobials. Materials Research Express. 1: 035405. DOI:10.1088/2053-1591/1/3/035405
  • +Santos, E., +Kamimura, J., *Hill, L., Gomes, C. 2015. Characterization of carvacrol beta-cyclodextrin inclusion complexes as delivery systems for antibacterial and antioxidant applications. LWT-Food Science and Technology. 60 (1): 583-592. DOI:10.1016/j.lwt.2014.08.046