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Dr. Carl Meinhart is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California – Santa Barbara. He obtained his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1994. Since coming to UCSB in 1996, his research has focused on developing microfluidic devices and investigating their fundamental transport mechanisms. He has ten issued patents.
In addition to being a professor at UCSB, Dr. Meinhart is a co-founder of PiMEMS, Inc., a company that is commercializing titanium-based flat heat pipes for cooling portable microelectronics. He is also the founder & CEO of Numerical Design, Inc., which is a COMSOL Certified Consulting company. Dr. Meinhart is a fellow of the American Physics Society.