Gareth McKinley

Gareth McKinley
Principal Investigator | School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation
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  • Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991
  • M. Eng. in Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, Downing College, 1986
  • B. A. in Natural Sciences/Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, Downing College, 1985

Research Interests

  • Superhydrophobic, Superoleophobic and Ice-phobic Surfaces
  • Jets and Sprays
  • Food and biofluid rheology
  • Extensional rheometry
  • Viscoelastic Flow Instabilities
  • Optical instrumentation (PIV, Birefringence, tomography) for complex fluids
  • Microfluidic devices for complex fluids
  • Flow Assurance in the presence of waxes, hydrates and asphaltenes
  • Nanocomposite rheology


  • 2.25 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (Graduate level) On MIT OCW