Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

Rajat Mittal


Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Latrobe Hall 126 (office)
410-516-4069 ()
mittal@jhu.edu (primary)
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Research Areas

Computational fluid dynamics, LES/DNS, Immersed Boundary Methods, Fluid dynamics of locomotion, Biomedical flows, Biomimetics & bioinspired engineering, Active flow

Journal Articles

Seo, J.H., Mittal, R. (2012). A coupled flow-acoustic computational study of bruits from a modeled stenosed artery. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing. 50(10). 1025-1035.
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Xue, Q., Mittal, R., Zheng, X., Bielamowicz, S. (2012). Computational modeling of phonatory dynamics in a tubular three-dimensional model of the human larynx. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 132(3). 1602-1613.
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Bhardwaj, R., Mittal, R. (2012). Benchmarking a Coupled Immersed-Boundary-Finite-Element Solver for Large-Scale Flow-Induced Deformation. Aiaa Journal. 50(7). 1638-1642.
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Zheng, X., Seo, J.H., Vedula, V., Abraham, T., Mittal, R. (2012). Computational modeling and analysis of intracardiac flows in simple models of the left ventricle. European Journal of Mechanics B-Fluids. 35. 31-39.
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Lin, T., Zheng, L., Hedrick, T., Mittal, R. (2012). The significance of moment-of-inertia variation in flight manoeuvres of butterflies. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 7(4).
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Conference Proceedings

Lardo, A.C., Seo, J.H., Eslami, P., Mittal, R. "Computational Fluid Dynamics Predicts Correlations between Transluminal Contrast and Pressure Gradients in Models of Stenosed Arteries (Poster)", American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2012, 2012.
Seo, J.H., Vedula, V., Mittal, R. "Multiphysics Computational Models for Cardiac Flow and Virtual Cardiography", European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2012), 2012.

Awards & Honors

2011: ASME Fellow
2011: APS Fellow
2006: ASME 2006 Lewis B Moody Award
1996: The 1996 Francois Naftali Frenkiel Award for Fluid Mechanics

Presentations

“From Insect Flight to Heart Murmurs: Multiphysics Modeling and Analysis of Complex Biological Flows”, Departmental Seminar and visit, Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne., December 13, 2012
“Cardiac Fluid Dynamics: from Computational Models and Flow Physics to Diagnosis and Surgical Intervention.” Plenary Keynote, Ninth International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Minerals and Process Industries, December, 2012, Melbourne, Australia., December 11, 2012
“Computational Modeling of Cardiovascular Flows”, Directions in Computational Physics (Symposium in honor of Parviz Moin’s 60th birthday), San Diego, CA, Oct 12., October 12, 2012
“Cardiac Fluid Dynamics: from Computational Models and Flow Physics to Diagnosis and Surgical Intervention.” Fluid Mechanics Seminar and visit, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University,, October 2, 2012
“Aeromechanics of Insect Flight with Flexible Wings”, Keynote lecture, Burgers Symposium, University of Maryland,, May 15, 2012
From Insect Flight to Heart Murmurs: Multiphysics Modeling and Analysis of Complex Biological Flows; Seminar & visit, Institute for Computational Engineering Science, University of Texas at Austin, May 8, 2012
From Insect Wings to Heart Murmurs: Computational Modeling and Analysis of Complex Biological Flows, Seminar, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida., January 24, 2012
From Insect Flight to Heart Murmurs: Computational Modeling of Flow-Structure Interaction in Complex Biological Flows; Session Keynote, IUTAM Symposium on Bluff Body Flows, December 12-16, IIT Kanpur, India, December 15, 2011
From Insect Wings to Heart Murmurs: Computational Modeling and Analysis of Complex Biological Flows, Seminar, Mechanical Engineering, Delft University, The Netherlands., November 1, 2011
Computational Modelling and Analysis of Intracardiac Flows in Normal and Diseased Hearts, Euromech 529 CARDIOVASCULAR FLUID MECHANICS from theoretical aspects to diagnostic and therapeutic support - CVFM2011 27-29 June 2011, Faculty of Engineering - University of Cagliari, Italy, June 30, 2011
Series of three seminars at the University of Bordeaux and INRIA, Bordeaux, France 1) Immersed Boundary Methods for Complex Biological Flows 2) Conservation Properties of Immersed Boundary Methods 3) Modeling and Analysis of Cardiac Flows, June 29, 2011
From Insect Wings to Heart Murmurs: Computational Modeling and Analysis of Complex Biological Flows, Biomechanics Seminar, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California at San Diego., May 11, 2011
From Insect Wings to Heart Murmurs: Computational Modeling and Analysis of Complex Biological Flows, Seminar, Mechanical and Aerospac Engineering, Princeton University., February 11, 2011
"Computational Modeling of Blood Flow and Valve Dynamics in Hearts with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy." 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS division of Fluid Dynamics, Long Beach, CA., November 21, 2010
(1) "A Sharp Interface Immersed Boundary Method for Flow and Aeroacoustics with Complex Moving Boundaries-1: Methodology and Implementation." (2) "A Sharp Interface Immersed Boundary Method for Flow and Aeroacoustics with Complex Moving Boundaries-2: Application to Biological Flows." Featured Speaker, 35th Woudschoten Conference on Numerical Analysis, Ziest, The Netherlands., October 5, 2010
"A Versatile Sharp-Interface Immersed Boundary Method for Flow and Sound Computation with Application to Biological Flows." Keynote Speech; Symposium on Development and Applications of Immersed Boundary Methods. 20th ASME Fluids Engineering Meeting and Exhibit, Montreal, Canada., August 1, 2010
"A Versatile Sharp-Interface Immersed Boundary Method with Application to Complex Biological Flows", Invited Talk. Workshop on Numerical methods for the SOlution of PDEs on Non-Body Fitted Grids, Maratea, Italy., May 13, 2010
"Computational Modeling and Analysis of Complex Biological Flows." Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, PIttsburg, PA., April 30, 2010

"Gaining Insights into Biolocomotion through Integrated Computational-Biological Investigation." Invited Keynote, Workshop on Application of High-Performance Computing to Study and Design of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs), Wright Patterson Air-Force Base, Dayton, OH., February 19, 2010

"Computational Modeling and Analysis of the Fluid Dynamics of Competitive Swimming", Invited talk in Mini-Symposium on Fluid Dynamics of Sports, 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 22, 2009
“Towards High-fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics Based Tools for Phonosurgery,” 158th Meeting, Acoustical Society of America , San-Antonio Oct 26-30, 2009., October 26, 2009
“Computational Modeling and Analysis of Complex Biological Flows.” Invited Seminar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, April 24, 2009., April 24, 2009
“High-Fidelity CFD Based Tools for Phonosurgery,” Fluid Mechanics Seminar, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, CA. April 21, 2009., April 21, 2009
“An Integrated Study of the Role of Wing Flexibility in Insect Flight”. Invited Seminar, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, March 17, 2009., March 17, 2009
“Bioinspired Designs for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.” March 12, 2009, Featured speaker, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Washington DC., March 12, 2009

Committees

2011 - 2013: MUSC Faculty Liason
2011 - 2013: Vice-Chair of Department
2011 - 2013: Chair ME UG Curriculum Committee
2011 - 2012: ME ABET Committee
2011 - 2012: Chair, ME Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Committee
: HHPC Steering Committee
: Institute for Computational Medicine Steering Committee