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Rajat Mittal, M.S., Ph.D.

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Joint Appointment in Medicine

Research Interests: Computational ?uid dynamics; Hemodynamics; Bio?uid dynamics; Fluid-structure interaction; Biomedical engineering



  • Joint Appointment in Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • M.S., University of Florida (Florida) (1991)
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) (Illinois) (1995)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Mittal conducts research in computational modeling of physiological fluid dynamics. He was trained as a fluid dynamicist, and has extensive background in computational fluid dynamics, turbulence, fluid-structure interaction, high-performance computing and biomechanics. For the past fifteen years, he has been developing computational methods to model a variety of physiological flows with particular focus on cardiovascular and cardiac hemodynamics, and phonatory aerodynamics. A hallmark of his research is the development of multiphysics models that couple a variety of physical domains such as fluid flow, solid mechanics, acoustics and biochemistry, in order to provide unique modeling capabilities and insights into the biophysics of organ function in health and disease. Current research focuses on CT based diagnostics for coronary artery disease, biophysics of cardiac auscultation and mechanisms for thrombogenesis in infarcted ventricles. 

Activities & Honors


  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2011 - 2012
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2011 - 2012
  • Lewis Moody Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2006 - 2007
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2005 - 2006
  • Fellows Lecture, Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT, 1999 - 1999
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