Cheryl Gomes, HEROES Technical Program Manager

Cheryl Gomes

Technical Program Manager, HEROES

Cumnock Hall 1st Floor


Fibers, textiles, and textile products; program management; budget planning and revenue forecasting; proposal preparation

Research Interests

Fibers, textiles, and textile products for protection and advanced functionality.


MS: Textile Science, minor Chemical Engineering (1983)
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dissertation: "Effects of Chemical Carriers and Disperse Dyes on the Morphology of Polyethylene Terephthalate Films"

BS: Clothing, Textiles and Design (1980)
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Ms. Gomes is a Technical Program Manager at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for HEROES (Harnessing Emerging Opportunities to Empower Soldiers) and advanced textiles mainly for military applications. She has provided technical and design expertise for various military uniform designs as well as the Shuttle space suit. Ms. Gomes has also written a book chapter, “Designing military uniforms with high-tech materials,” Military Textiles, edited by E. Wilusz, Woodhead Publishing, 2008. As a successful senior textile professional, the Specialty Fabrics Review, an Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) publication, selected Ms. Gomes for a member perspective, April 2012.