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Perena Gouma

Dr. Gouma is a tenured Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook. She is also the Director of the Center for Nanomaterials and Sensor Development. Her research focuses on selective chemical detectors, biosensors and hybrid nanoprobes for electronic olfaction systems and nanomedicine applications. Dr. Gouma is a Fulbright Scholar. She holds several Visiting Faculty positions and has been a Visiting Scientist with NIMS (Japan), Univ. of Brescia (Italy) and guest faculty at Lawrence Berkeley and Brookhaven National Laboratories. Having several patents granted and many more pending and over 90 peer-reviewed publications, she serves as an Associate Editor for JACERS and on the editorial board of Nanomedicine and Sensor Letters journals. Dr. Gouma holds a B.S. degree in Applied Physics from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an M.S. in “Advanced Engineering Materials” and an M. Phil. in “Organizational Management”, both from the University of Liverpool (UK), and a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Birmingham (UK). Prior to joining SUNY Stony Brook, she was a Research Scientist at Ohio State University.



  • Faculty Fellowship, National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2000-present)
  • Guest Scientist, Dept. of Materials Science, Brookhaven National Laboratory (2001-present)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the American Ceramic Society (elected in 2002; re-appointed in 2004)
  • Joined the Editorial Board of the Sensor Letters journal (invited in 2003)
  • Received Promising Inventor Award (SUNY Research Foundation) 2003


  • Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering, 1996, The University of Birmingham, UK.
  • M. Phil Organizational Management, 1993, The University of Liverpool, UK.
  • M.S. Materials Science & Engineering, 1992, The University of Liverpool, UK.
  • B.S. Applied Physics, 1990, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


  • Full Professor (with tenure), Sept 2012-Present, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering.
  • Associate Professor (with tenure), Sept 2005-Aug-2012 , Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, State University of New York-Stony Brook, NY.
  • Assistant Professor, 2000-2005, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, State University of New York-Stony Brook, NY.
  • Post-doctoral Researcher, 1997-2000, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Research Assistant School of Applied Sciences, 1992-1993, The University of Liverpool, UK.
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