Carmen Gomes, PhD

Carmen Gomes, PhD

phone: 515-294-1138


Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Director, Virtual Reality Applications Center
Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (Courtesy)
Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition (Courtesy)

Iowa State University


1620F Howe Hall
537 Bissell Road
Ames, IA 50011-1096



PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2010
BS, Food Engineering, Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil, 2003(Edit)

Research interest: Design of novel nanoscale materials using biopolymers, Design of biosensors using nanotechnology approaches, Stimuli-responsive nanostructures, Delivery systems and sensing platforms, Food safety and shelf-life extension of food products.

Dr. Carmen Gomes’ research is focused on the design of nanoscale materials using biopolymers and 2D materials for the development of functional delivery systems and biosensors. Her research group has key research thrusts that include new material development, primarily nanocarbon materials such as graphene and carbon quantum dots and biopolymers, in particular, stimuli-responsive polymers with application areas biosensing and delivery system for food safety and quality, soil health, water safety and quality, and human health applications.