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Ira Leifer

Researcher I, Marine Science Institute,

Chemical Engineering Department,

University of California, Santa Barbara


Contact Information

Department of Chemical Engineering
Marine Science Institute

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106


Research Interests

Bubble chemico-hydronamics, breaking wave bubble plume, and marine hydrocarbon seep bubble visualization and modeling, hydrocarbon seep geochemistry, oil droplet hydrodynamics, turbulence visualization and digital particle imaging velocimetry (DPIV) and methane seep bubble visualization and modeling. 


Current Projects

Simulation of a Subsurface Oil Spill by a Hydrocarbon Seep (SSOS-HYS)


Oil Slicks in the Ocean: Predicting their Release Points Using the Natural Laboratory of the Santa Barbara Channel

Curriculum Vitae

Ira Leifer