Faculty Expert Profile

Rajat Mittal

  • Professor

Affiliations

  • Whiting School of Engineering

Rajat Mittal is a mechanical engineering professor and an expert in computational fluid dynamics. Mittal and fellow researchers recently developed a mathematical model to estimate the risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19. Insights from this new model could help assess how well preventive efforts, like mask wearing and social distancing, are protecting us in different transmission scenarios.

Recent coverage

Researchers Outside Medicine Have a New Focus: Covid-19
May 26, 2020
/ The Wall Street Journal

Hub coverage

COVID-19
New model calculates risk of COVID-19 transmission
Published Oct 21, 2020
The Contagion Airborne Transmission inequality seeks to make sense of the many variables, including environmental ones, that can affect transmissibility of COVID-19

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