Omar A. Saleh

 Omar A. Saleh

Professor, Materials
Biomolecular Science & Engineering Program

Contact

(805) 893.8814
3031 Materials Research Lab
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5050

Affiliations: 

Materials Research Areas: 

Honors: 

UC Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship
NSF CAREER Award
Young Speaker’s Award, Single Molecule Symposium, ACS conference
French Ministry of Research Post-doctoral Fellowship
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Research Description: 

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.

Education: 

Ph.D. in Physics, Princeton University
B.S. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology