Prize Recipient

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Rajat Mittal
Johns Hopkins University


"For seminal and visionary contributions to the development of immersed boundary methods, and for elegantly applying these methods to reveal the physics of a wide variety of fluid flows in complex geometries, including animal locomotion and heart flows."


Rajat Mittal is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University with a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine. He received the B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur in 1989, the M.S degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida, and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mechanics from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 1995. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics, vortex dominated flows, biomedical engineering, biological fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interaction and flow control. He has published over 200 technical articles on these topics and holds multiple patents in associated technologies. He is the recipient of the 1996 Francois Frenkiel Award from the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, and the 2006 Lewis Moody as well as 2021 Freeman Scholar Awards from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is a Fellow of ASME and the American Physical Society, and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Computational Physics, Frontiers of Computational Physiology and Medicine, the Journal of Experimental Biology, and the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering.

Selection Committee:

2022 Selection Committee Members: Jeff Eldredge (Chair), Elizabeth Guazzelli (Vice Chair), Tim Colonius ('21 Recipient), Alison Marsden, Nick Hutchins, Charles Meneveau, Matthew Juniper, Alfredo Soldati