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Omar A. Saleh

Omar A. Saleh

Professor
​Materials
​Director, Biomolecular Science & Engineering Program

Affiliation: 
Materials

Contact

(805) 893.8814
3031 Materials Research Lab

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Honors

Member, American Physical Society, Biophysical Society; NSF Early Career Development Award; UC Regents Junior faculty Fellowship

Research

Macromolecular and Biomolecular Materials

The Saleh lab studies the physics of soft matter systems, with a focus on the active and passive micro-mechanics of biomolecules, polymers, and soft materials. We pursue these studies primarily using custom-built high-resolution instrumentation capable of resolving the picoNewton-scale forces, and nanometer-scale elastic responses, intrinsic to such systems.

Affiliations

Director, Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program

Education

PhD Physics, Princeton University
BS Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology