Faculty Expert Profile
- Whiting School of Engineering
Rajat Mittal is a mechanical engineering professor and an expert in computational fluid dynamics. Mittal recently found that posture can make a big difference in how fast the body absorbs the medicine, and the wrong posture can delay how fast the medicine is broken down and absorbed—by as much as an hour.
Mittal and fellow researchers also 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.