September 29, 2020

New Faculty Spotlight: Luis Gomez

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Luis Gomez, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 

What inspired you to get into engineering? 

During my formative years, computers where not a common household appliance. Then, at some point in the 90s, we got a computer and, like most of society, it changed my trajectory. I was inspired to learn more about computers. This led to starting engineering school.  Once in school, I was lucky to join a program with a lot of breadth, which exposed me to various sub-disciplines of engineering. Being exposed to so many sub-disciplines enabled me to learn that my interests tended to lean towards applied mathematics and modeling. As a result, that is what I have been doing since then.  

What drew you to Purdue ECE? 

Purdue is excellent in all engineering disciplines, it has a collaborative environment, and it has large group of investigators that have research interests that align with my own. 

What are your research interests? 

My mission is to improve electromagnetic devices used in (bio)medical applications. Hence, my research sits at the interface of (bio)medical research, applied math, and engineering. That said, my core research is in scientific computing and computational electromagnetism. I invite you to my lab website to learn more:  

What classes are you teaching this semester? 

I am currently teaching Electrical Engineering Fundamentals II (ECE 20002). 

What do you like to do in your free time? 

In my free time I like to practice yoga, breakdance, go on bike rides, and read about current events.