Gary Leal

Gary Leal


(805) 893-8510
Engineering II, Room 3329
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070

Research Areas: 

Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Micro- and Nanoscale Engineering
Polymers and Complex Fluids

Research Description: 

Our research is currently focused on the fluid dynamics and rheology of complex fluids; and the role of flow and material additives in determining microstuctural configuration and material properties; especially multiphase polymeric materials; nanoparticle and copolymer effects; liquid crystalline polymers, and the role of branching in polymer rheology