Carl Meinhart

Carl Meinhart

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


(805) 637-7859
3231F Engineering Science Building

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

American Physical Society (APS)


Fellow, American Physical Society (APS); Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation 


Bioengineering, Systems Biology, Thermal Sciences & Fluid Mechanics, Micro & Nano Technology

Meinhart's research group investigates fundamental fluid mechanics problems at the micro-scale and nano-scale, with special emphasis on transport issues in MEMS-based sensors for highly sensitive and specific detection of trace chemicals. His research group works closely with the Moskovits research group in chemistry to combine surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy with microfluidics.Both experimental and numerical simulation tools are developed and utilized to investigate transport processes at the micro and nanoscales.


PhD: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign