the gomes group @ CMU

chemical {designers | engineers | data scientists} crunching bits into matter since January 2022

Gabe Gomes

He earned his Ph.D. in Fall 2018 from Florida State University, under the guidance of Professor Igor V. Alabugin, where he also was awarded the LASER Fellowship in 2014 and the 2016-2017 IBM Ph.D Scholarship. At FSU, Gabe’s research was centered on the relationship between molecular structure and reactivity, focusing on the development and applications of stereoelectronic effects. His dissertation was entitled “Controlling Chemical Reactivity with Stereoelectronic Effects.” For his work at FSU, in 2018, Gabe was: awarded the FSU’s Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award for his work in Computational Chemistry; awarded the ACS COMP Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award for his work on the mechanism of the Gold-Catalyzed Bergman Cyclization; selected for the CAS SciFinder Future Leaders Program; selected for the ACS ORGN Graduate Research Symposium.

In 2019, Gabe joined the University of Toronto as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Matter Lab, led by Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik. In 2020, Gabe was awarded the prestigious NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship with the project “Designing Catalysts with Artificial Intelligence,” and has been featured on the “Next Great Impossible” series by Merck/Milipore-Sigma. Gabe served the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling as an Early Career Board from 2021 to 2022.

Gabe has been named to Chemical & Engineering News’ “Talented 12” list of rising stars in chemistry. Presented by Thermo Fisher Scientific, the “Talented 12” highlights early-career researchers in the chemical sciences who are fearlessly tackling difficult global problems.

For inquiries and requests with Professor Gomes, please contact Hannah Carroll at hannahca[at]andrew[dot]cmu[dot]edu.

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