The Poole and Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Prior to 2000, the Poole and Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty was known as the Outstanding Teaching Award for Senior Faculty.

Meet Our 2019 Recipient

Professor, Romel Gomez
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. R.D. (Mel) Gomez is a Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He obtained his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from the Univ. of Maryland, M.S. degree from Wayne State University in Experimental Atomic Physics and B.S. degree from the University of the Philippines. He co-authored more than 100 scientific publications, including several book chapters and three US patents in the general area of nanotechnology.

Dr. Gomez was recognized for his remarkable contributions to teaching in the Clark School as he spearheaded the development or improvement of ENEE 101, 133, 181, 489A, 489M, and 499. He developed the engineering capstone course on electric bicycle design and was instrumental in creating the new BSEE degree program at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center and the BS in Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things at Shady Grove. In the classroom, Dr. Gomez is an effective and passionate teacher with the highest accolades from his students.

Past Recipients

  • 2018: Kyu Yong Choi, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • 2017: Peter Sunderland, Fire Protection Engineering
  • 2016: Jungho Kim, Mechanical Engineering
  • 2015: Amr Baz, Mechanical Engineering
  • 2014: David Lovell, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 2013: Steve Marcus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2012: Christopher Davis, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2011: Rama Chellappa, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2010: Adrian Papamarcou, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2009: Kenneth Kiger and Peter Sandborn,  Mechanical Engineering  
  • 2008: Sandra Greer,  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • 2007: Mikhail Anisimov, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • 2006: M. Sherif Aggour,  Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  • 2005:  K.J. Ray Liu,  Electrical and Computer Engineering  
  • 2004:  Guangming Zhang,  Mechanical Engineering  
  • 2003:  James Duncan,  Mechanical Engineering  
  • 2002:  David Bigio,  Mechanical Engineering  
  • 2001:  Nam Sun Wang,  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering  
  • 2000:  Charles Striffler,  Electrical and Computer Engineering  
  • 1999:  William Walston,  Mechanical Engineering  
  • 1998:  Anthony Vizzini,  Aerospace Engineering  
  • 1997:  Richard Calabrese,  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering  
  • 1996:  Patrick Cunniff,  Mechanical Engineering  
  • 1995:  John Anderson,  Aerospace Engineering  
  • 1994:  William Destler,  Electrical and Computer Engineering  
  • 1993:  Thomas Regan,  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering  
  • 1992:  Daniel Garber,  Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  • 1991:  James Dally,  Mechanical Engineering  
  • 1990:  Gary Pertmer,  Nuclear Engineering  
  • 1989:  David Holloway,  Mechanical Engineering  
  • 1988:  Frank Munno,  Nuclear Engineering  
  • 1987:  Isaak Mayergoyz,  Electrical and Computer Engineering  
  • 1986:  Clifford Sayre,  Mechanical Engineering