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Rajat Mittal

Personal


Born
April 1967; married
,

one child; US Citizen.

Positions

2009
-


Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

2007
-
2009

Director
, GW Center for
Biomimetics and
Bioinspired Engineering (COBRE)
.

2006

-
2009


Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace


Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington D.C
.

2002
-
2006:

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace


Engineering, The George Washington University, Washing
ton D.C.

2001
-
2002:

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace


Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

1996
-
2001:

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,


University of Florida, Gainesville, Flo
rida.

1995
-
1996:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Turbulence Research,


Stanford University, Stanford, California.

Education

1995

Ph.D. Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana

Champaign,

Urbana, Illinois.

1991

M.S. Aerospace Engineerin
g, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

1989


B. Tech. Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology at


Kanpur, India.

Honors and Awards

2006 ASME Fluids Engineering Division, Moody Award

for a paper titled "Vortex Dynamics and
Mechani
sms for Viscous Losses in the Tip
-
Clearance Flow
-

FEDSM2005
-
77175.

Elected
AIAA Associate Fellow
, 2005.

Research on swimming research featured on front page of Wall Street Journal in article titled


An
Olympian Task: Teaching Humans To Swim Like Fish
---

Mr. Mittal, Using Superstars And
Supercomputers, Dives Deep for Answers
.
"

Aug 13, 2004.

Pratt & Whitney Fellows Lecture

titled “Direct and Large

Eddy Simulation of Flows in Complex
Geometries.” East Hartford, CT, January 7, 1999.

1996 Francois Naftali Fren
kiel Award for Fluid Mechanics

from the Division of Fluid Dynamics of The
American Physical Society for paper published in
Physics of Fluids
.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University and NASA Ames
Research Cente
r. 1995.

Research Interests



Computational fluid dynamics



LES/DNS, Immersed Boundary Methods



Low Reynolds number
aerodynamics



Fluid dynamics of locomotion

(swimming & flying)



Biomedical flows



B
iomime
tics & bioinspired engineering



Active flow control



Turbomachinery flows


2

Research
Support

(PI or Co
-
PI)


Ongoing





Title

An Integrated Study of Separation Control: Flow Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics
and Effective Control Strategies

Agency/Org

AFOSR


Duration

01/01/09
-
12/31/13


Co
-
Investigators

L. Cattafesta (PI, U. Florida) and Clancy Rowley (Co
-
PI, Princeton U.)




Title

Effect of Wing Deformation and Flexibility on the Aerodynamics of Insect Flight

Agency/Org

NSF


Duration

Sept. 2008


Aug. 2011


Co Investigators

R. Vallan
ce (Co
-
PI)





Title

Computer Based

Tools for Medialization Laryngoplasty

Agency/Org

NIH (R01 Grant)


Duration

2005
-
200
9


Co
-
Investigators

S. Bielamowicz (PI, GWU), J. Hahn (Co
-
PI, GWU), R. Walsh (Co
-
PI, GWU)




Title

Development of Advanced Zero
-
Net Mass Flux
Actuators for Active Flow Control Applications


Agency/Org

NASA


Duration

March 2007
-

March 2010


Co
-
Investigators

L. Cattafesta (PI, U. Florida
),
D. Arnold

(Co
-
PI,

U. Florida)




Title

Mechanical Design of a Compliant Wing for
Augmente
d Swimming


Agency/Org

DARPA


Duration

October 1 2007
-

December 31,

2008.


Co
-
I
nve
s
tigator

R. Vallance (PI)




Title

MURI
-

Development of an Integrated Artificial Muscle, High
-
Lift, Bio
-
Hydrodynamic Mec
hanism

for Biorobotic Undersea Vehicle

Agency/O
rg

Office of Naval Research


Duration

2003
-
200
9


Co
-
Investigators

Ian Hunter (PI, MIT), G. Lauder (Co
-
PI, Harvard U.), Tim Swager (Co
-
PI, MIT)


3





Completed


Title

Computational Study of Separation Control Using ZNMF Devices: Flow Physics
and Scaling L
aws

Agency/Org

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Duration

2005
-
2007

Co
-
Investigators

L.N. Cattafesta (Collaborator, U. Florida)



Title

Prediction of Stall on Low Pressure Turbine Airfoils Using Large

Eddy
Simulation

Agency/Org

Pratt & Whitney

Duration

1999
-
2000

Co
-
Investigators

None


Title

Study of Convected Low
-
Pressure Fluctuations Downstream of a Stator

Rotor
Using Large

Eddy Simulation.

Agency/Org

Office of Naval Research

Duration

1999
-
2005

Co
-
Investigators

Parviz Moin (PI, Stanfo
rd University)




Title

Simulation and Analysis of Gas Microflows and Fluid

Structure Interaction in
Fiber Processing Applications

Agency/Org

Dupont Corporation

Duration

2000
-
2003

Co
-
Investigators

None




Title

Computational Modeling and Analysis o
f Synthetic Jets

Agency/Org

NASA


Duration

1999
-
2005


Co
-
Investigators

L. N. Cattafesta (Co
-
PI, University of Florida)




Title

Large
-
Eddy Simulation of the Tip Flow of a Rotor in Hover

Agency/Org

Army Research Office


Duration

2001
-
2005


Co
-
Inves
tigators

None





Title

Design Tools for Zero
-
Net Mass Flux Separation Control Devices

Agency/Org

Air Force Office of Scientific Research


Duration

2003
-
2004


Co
-
Investigators

L. N. Cattafesta (Collaborator, University of Florida)




Title

Concep
tual Design of a Biorobotic AUV: Pectoral Fin Hydrodynamics


4

Agency/Org

Office of Naval Research


Duration

2003
-
2006


Co
-
Investigators


S. N. Singh (Collaborator, UNLV)




Title

MRI: Acquisition of a Research Infrastructure for Collaborative Scientifi
c and
Engineering Computation

Agency/Org

NSF


Duration

2003
-
2006

Co
-
Investigators


Jonathan Stanton (PI, GWU) and others

Funding


To RM: Shared
Multiprocessor Computer


Title

Full Body Analysis of Competitive Swimming

Agency/Org

USA Swimming


Dur
ation

2004
-
2008


Co
-
Investigators

J. Hahn (Co
-
PI, GWU)





Review Articles and Book Chapters

1.

"
Immersed Boundary Methods,” R.

Mittal and G. Iaccarino
Annual Review Of Fluid Mechanics
,
Vol. 37, pp. 239
-
261, 2005
.

2.

"
Computational Bioh
ydrodynamics: Trends,

Challenges

and Recent Advances.
"

R. Mittal.
IEEE
Journal of Oceanic Engineering

Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 595
-
604, 2004.

3.

"
Solution Methods for the Incompressible Navier

Stokes Equations,” W. Shyy and R.

Mittal,
The Handbook of Fluid Dynamics
, Ed. R.W. Johnson, CRC Press, 1998.

4.

"Flow
Physics and
Modeling of Zero Net Mass Flux Actuators.
"
R. Mittal and L. Cattafesta
.
Progress in Aerospace Sciences
. (Invited)
In preparation
.

Journal Publications

1.

“Analysis

of flow
-
structure interaction in the human larynx during phonation using a continuum
-
based vocal fold model. Accepted in

Journal of Acoustical Society of America
, May 2009.

2.


Low
-
Dimensional Models and Performance Scaling of a Highly Deformable Fish Pecto
ral Fin

Bozkurttas,
M,

Mittal, Rajat; Dong, Haibo; Lauder, G; Madden, Peter
. Accepted in
Journal of
Fluid Mechanics
, February 2009.

3.

"Indirect Adaptive Output Feedback Control of BAUV Using Pectoral
-
Like Mechanical Fins.
M.S. Naik, S.N. Singh and R. Mittal
. Accepted in
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics
: Learning
from Natur
e
,

February 2009
.

4.


“Propulsive Efficiency of the Underwater Dolphin Kick in Humans.” A. Von Loebbecke, R.
Mittal, F. Fish and R. Mark
.
Accepted in
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering,

Decemb
er,
2008.

5.


A Computational Study of the Effect of False Vocal Folds on Glottal Flow and Vocal Fold
Vibratio
n d
uring Phonation",
X. Zheng, H. Luo, R. Mittal and S. Beilamowicz.
Annals of
Biomedical Engineering
,

Vol. 37, No. 3 pp. 625
-
642 March 2009
.

6.


A Comp
utational Methodology for Modeling and Analysis of Dolphin Kick Hydrodynamics in
Competitive Swimming
.”
A. Loebbecke, R. Mittal, H. Dong, J. Hahn and R. Mark
,
Sports

5

Biomechanics
, 8(1), pp. 60
-
77, March 2009

7.

"A
Comparison of the
Kinematics of the
Dolphin K
ick in Humans and Cetaceans
." A. Loebbeck,
R. Mittal, R. Mark and F. Fish.
Human Movement Science
,

28 99

112
, 2009
.

8.

"Understanding the Hydrodynamics of Swimming: From Fish Fins to Flexible Propulsors for
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles", M. Bozkurttas, J. T
angorra, G. Lauder and R. Mittal,
Advances in Science and Technology
, Vol. 58, 2008.

9.


Image Guided Medialization Laryngoplasty
.”

G. Jin, B.
Nakhoon,
J. Hahn, S
.

Beilamowicz,
R.
Mittal and
R
.

Walsh.

Journal
of
Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds
,
19, 1
-
10, 2008
.


10.

“Dynamics of Airfoil Separation Control using Zero
-
Net Mass
-
Flux Forcing”

R. Raju, R.
Mittal and L. Cattafest
a
.
AIAA Journa
l
,
Vol.46, No.12, pg. 3103,
2008.

11.

"
An immersed
-
boundary method for flow
-
structure interaction in biological systems with
application to phonation.

Luo, H., Mittal, R., Zheng, X., Bielamowicz,
S., Walsh, R., & Hahn,
J.
J
ournal

of
Comput
ational

Phy
sics
.
Volume 227, Issue 22, p. 9303
-
9332
.

12.

"
Aerodynamic

Performance of a Dragonfly Wing Section in Gliding Flight", A. Vargas, R.
Mi
ttal and H. Dong.
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics
: Learning from Nature
.

Vol. 3
, No. 2,
026004 (13pp), 2008.

13.

"A
Versatile Sharp Interface Immersed Boundary Method for Incompressible Flows with
Complex Immersed Boundaries."
R. Mittal, H. Dong, F.M. Najjar, M
. Bozkurttas & A.
Vargas.
Journal of Computational Physics
.
Volume 227, Issue 10, 1 May 2008, Pages 4825
-
4852
.

14.

"Numerical Simulation of a

Transitional Synthetic Jet in Quiescent External Flow."
R.Kotapati, R. Mittal and L.N. Cattafesta.
Journal of Fluid M
echanics
. Vol.
581 pp 287
-
321
.

June 2007

15.

"Scaling of Pressure Drop for Oscillatory Flow through a Slot,” R. Raju, Q. Gallas, R. Mittal
and L.N. Cattafesta.
Physics of Fluids
,
Vol. 19,
078107
-
1
-
4,
2007.

16.

"Large
-
eddy simulation analysis of mechanisms for vis
cous losses in a turbomachinery tip
-
clearance flow
.
"

You, D., Wang, M., Moin, P. & Mittal, R.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
. Vol.
586, pp. 177
-
204, 2007.

17.

"The Development of a Biologically Inspired Propulsor for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles."
J.L. Tangorra, S.
N. Davidson, I.W. Hunter, P.G. Madden, G.V. Lauder, H. Dong, M.
Bozkurttas and R. Mittal
.


IEEE Journal of Ocean Engineering

,
Vol.
32,
No. 3 533
-
550,

2007.

18.

"Vortex Dynamics and Low
-
pressure Fluctuations in the Tip
-
Clearance Flow." D. You, M.
Wang, P. Mo
in and R. Mittal.
Journal of Fluid Engineering

Vol
.

129, Issue 8, pp. 1002
-
1014
,

2007.

19.

"Hydrodynamics of a Biologically Inspired Tandem Flapping Foil Configuration."
I. Akhtar,
R. Mittal, G.V. Lauder and E. Drucker.
Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dyna
mics

Vol
.

21, Number 3

pp
. 155
-
170
2007.

20.

"A Sharp Interface Immersed Boundary Methods for Compressible Viscous Flows" R. Ghias,
R. Mittal and H
. Dong.
Journal of Computational Physics

Vol
.

225, pp 528
-
553
,
2007.

21.


"A Quasi
-
Generalized
-
Coordinate Approach fo
r Numerical Simulation of Complex Flows."
You, D., Wang, M., Mittal, R. & Moin, P.,
Journal of Fluids Engineering
, Vol. 128 (6), pp.
1394
-
1399, 2006.

22.

"
Large
-
Eddy Simulations of Longitudinal Vortices Embedded in Turbulent Boundary Layer.
You, D., Wang, M.,

Mittal, R. & Moin, P.
AIAA Journal
, Vol. 44 (12), pp. 3032
-
3039, 2006,

23.

"
A Methodology for High Performance Computation of Fully Inhomogeneous Turbulent

6

Flows. You, D., Wang, M. & Mittal, R.,
Int. J. for Numerical Methods in Fluids
. Vol. 53 (6),
pp. 947
-
96
8. 2006.

24.

"Locomotion with Flexible P
ropulsors:I. Experimental analysis of pectoral fin swimming in
sunfish." G.V. Lauder, P. Madden, R. Mittal, H. Dong and M. Bozkurttas,
Bioinspiration &
Biomimetics: Learning from Nature
, V
ol. 1, S25
-
S34, 2006.

25.

"Locomotio
n with Flexible P
ropulsors:II. Computational modeling of pectoral fin swimming
in sunfish", R.

Mittal, H.

Dong, M. Bozkurttas, G.V. Lauder and P. Madden

Bioinspiratio
n &
Biomimetics: Learning from N
ature
, Vol. 1, S35
-
S41, 2006.

26.

"Effects of tip
-
gap size on
the tip
-
leakage flow in a turbomachinery cascade
.”

D. You,
M.
Wang, P. Moin and R. Mittal
.


Physics of

Fluids

18, 1051
,

2006.

27.

"3D Surface Reconstruction and Registration for Image Guided Medialization Laryngoplasty"

Ge Jin, Sang
-
Joon Lee, James K. Hahn, S
teven Bielamowicz, Rajat Mittal and Raymond
Walsh.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
.
V
ol.

4291 pp 761
-
770 2006
.

28.

“Optimal Yaw Regulation and Trajectory Control of Biorobotic AUV using Pectoral Fins
based on CFD Parameterization.”

Journal of Fluids Enginee
ring
.

Vol
.

128 pp 687 July 2006

29.


“Wake Topology and
Hydrodynamic Performance of Low Aspect
-
Ratio Flapping Foils”.
H.
Dong, R. Mittal and F.M. Najjar.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
,
Vol
.

566 pp 309
-
343,

2006.

30.

“Analysis of Stability and Accuracy of Finite
-
Diffe
rence Schemes on a Skewed Mesh” D.
You, R. Mittal, M. Wang and P. Moin.
Journal of Computational Physics
. 213, 184
-
204, 2006.

31.

“A Jet Formation Criterion for Synthetic Jets.” R. Holman, Y. Utturkar, R. Mittal, B. Smith
and L. Cattafesta.
AIAA J
., Vol. 43,
No.10, October 2005.


32.

"Biorobotic AUV Maneuvering by Pectoral Fins: Inverse Control Design Based on CFD
Parametrization," Singh, S.N., Simha, A., Mittal, R.
IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering

Vol. 29, No. 3, pp.777
-
785, 2004.

33.

“Study of Tip
-
Clearance Flow

in Turbomachines using Large
-
Eddy Simulation” You, D.,
Wa
ng, M., Moin, P., and Mittal, R
.
Computing in Science and Engineering

pp. 38
-
46.

Nov/Dec 2004.

34.

“Numerical Study of Pulsatile Flow in a Con
s
tricted Channel.”
R. Mittal, S. Simmons, F.M.
Najjar.
Jour
nal of Fluid Mechanics
.
Vol. 485, pp. 337

378.

2003.

35.

“Flutter, Tumble and Vortex Induced Autorotation”, R. Mittal, V. Seshadri and H.S.
Udaykumar.

Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
,
Jan. 2004
.

36.

“A Computational Methodology for Large
-
Eddy Simulat
ions of Tip
-
Leakage Flow. D. You, R.
Mittal. M. Wang and P. Moin.
AIAA J
ournal

Vol. 42, No. 2, 271
-
279, 2004.

37.

“Symmetry Properties of the Transitional Sphere Wake.” R. Mittal, J.J. Wilson and F.M.
Najjar.
AIAA Journal
. Vol 40, No. 3. 2002.

38.

“A Finite
-
Volume

Sharp Interface Scheme f
or Dendritic
Growth Simulations: Comparison
w
ith Microscopic Solvability Theory.”
Numerical Heat Transfer, Part
-
B
, 42: 1
-
21,

2002.

39.

“On the Virtual Aero
-
Shaping Effect of Synthetic Jets.” R. Mittal and P. Rampunggoon.
Physics of Fl
uids
.
Vol. 14, No. 4, 2002.

40.

“Interface Tracking Finite
-
Volume Method for Complex Solid
-
Fluid Interactions on Fixed
Meshes.” H.S. Udaykumar, R. Mittal and P. Rampunggoon.
Communications in Numerical
Methods in Engineering
.
Vol. 18, 89
-
97, 2002.

41.

A Sharp Inte
rface Cartesian Grid Method for Simulating Flows with Complex Moving
Boundaries.” H.S. Udaykumar, R. Mittal, P. Rampunggoon and A. Khanna.
Journal of
Computational Physics
,
Vol 174, 345
-
380, 2001.


7

42.


“Application of Large
-
Eddy Simulation to the Study of Puls
atile Flow in a Modeled Arterial
Stenosis.” R. Mittal, S.P. Simmons and H.S. Udaykumar.
Journal of Biomechanical
Engineering
, Vol. 123, 325
-
332, 2001.

43.

“Response of the Sphere Wake to Freestream Fluctuations.” R. Mittal.
Theoretical and
Computational Fluid
Dynamics
,
Vol. 13, 397
-
419, 2000.

44.

“An Accurate Cartesian Grid Method for Simulation of Viscous Incompressible Flows with
Complex Immersed Boundaries.” T. Ye, R. Mittal, H.S. Udaykumar and W. Shyy.
Journal of
Computational Physics
, Vol. 156, 209
-
240
, 1999.

45.

“Study of Flow in an Asymmetric Planar Diffuser Using Large

Eddy Simulation.”
H

J
Kaltenbach, M. Fatica, R. Mittal, T. Lund & P. Moin.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
, Vol. 390,
151

186, 1999.

46.

“Computation of Solid
-
Liquid Phase Fronts in the Sharp Interface Li
mit on Fixed Grids.” H.S.
Udaykumar, R. Mittal & W. Shyy.
Journal of Computational Physics
.
Vol. 153, 535

574,
1999.

47.

“A Fourier
-
Chebyshev Spectral Collocation Method for Simulating Flow Past Spheres and
Spheroids.” R. Mittal.
International Journal of Numer
ical Methods in Fluids
, Vol. 30, 921

937, 1999.

48.

“Planar Symmetry in the Unsteady Wake of a Sphere, R. Mittal.”
AIAA Journal
, Vol. 37, No.
3, 388

391, 1999.

49.

“On the Suitability of Upwind

Biased Schemes for Large

Eddy Simulation of Turbulent
Flows,” R. Mitta
l & P. Moin,
AIAA Journal
, Vol. 35, No. 8, 1415

1417, 1997.

50.

“Properties of the Mean Recirculation Region in the Wake of Two

Dimensional Bluff

Bodies,” S. Balachandar, R. Mittal and F.M. Najjar,

Journal of Fluid Mechanics
, Vol. 351,
167

201, 1997.

51.

“Direct N
umerical Simulation of Flow Past Elliptic Cylinders,”
Journal of Computational
Physics
, R. Mittal and S. Balachandar, Vol. 124, 351

367, 1996.

52.

“Generation of Streamwise Vortical Structures in Bluff Body Wakes,” R. Mittal and S.
Balachandar,
Physical Review

Letters
, Vol. 75, No. 7, 1300

1303, 1995.

53.

“Effect of Three

Dimensionality on the Lift and Drag of Nominally Two

Dimensional
Cylinders,” R. Mittal and S. Balachandar,

Physics of Fluids
, 7 (8), 1841

1865, 1995.

54.

“On the Suppression of Numerical Oscillations
Using a Non

Linear Filter,” W. Shyy, M

H.
Chen, R. Mittal and H.S. Udaykumar,
Journal of Computational Physics
, Vol. 102, No. 1, 49

62, 1992.

55.

“Control of Longitudinal Oscillations in a Constant Area Combustor: Numerical Simulation,”
W. Shyy, R. Mittal and
H.S. Udaykumar,
Combustion and Flame
, Vol. 89, 363

366, 1992.

In Review

1.


Non
-
linear dynamics and synthetic jet based

co
ntrol of a canonical separated fl
ow
,” Kotapati,
R.B., Mittal, R., Marxen, O, Ham, F. and You, D. Submitted to
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
,

January 2009.

2.


Computational Modeling and Analysis of the

Hydrodynamics of a Highly
-
Deformable Fish
Pectoral Fin

Dong, Haibo
,

Bozkurttas,
M,

Mittal, Rajat;; Lauder, G; Madden, Peter
.
Submitted to
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
, February 2009.

Conference Proc
eedings

1.

"A Combined Experimental
-
Numerical Study of the Role of Wing Flexibility in Insect Flight",
Lingxiao Zheng, Xiaolin Wang, Afzal Khan, R.R.Vallance, Rajat Mittal and Tyson L. Hedrick,

8

AIAA
-
2009
-
382, 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including The

New Horizons
Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, January 2009

2.

“Reduced
-
Order Models of Zero
-
Net Mass
-
Flux Jets for Large
-
Scale F
low Control
Simulations.” R. Raj
u, E. Aram, R. Mittal and L. Cattafesta.
AIAA 2008
-
6404.
26th AIAA
Applied Aerody
namics Conference
, Hawaii, August 2008.

3.


Large
-
Eddy Simulations of Zero
-
Net
-
Mass
-
Flux Jet
-
Based Separation Control in a Canonical
Separated Flow R. Kotapati and R. Mittal, AIAA
-
2008
-
4085
.
4th Flow Control Conference,
Seattle, Washington, June 23
-
26, 2008
.

4.


Analysis of Maneuvering Fish Fin Hydrodynamics Using an Immersed Boundary Method
.”

S.
Ramakrishnan,
R. Mittal, G. Lauder,
and M. Bozkurttas.
AIAA
-
2008
-
3717
.
38th Fluid
Dynamics Conference and Exhibi
t
, Seattle, Washington, June 23
-
26, 2008
.

5.


“A High
-
Fideli
ty Computational Method for Flow
-
Tissue Interaction in Biological Flows.
AIAA 2008
-
3954.
38th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibi
t
, Seattle, Washington, June
23
-
26, 2008
.

6.

"Initial Characterization of Self
-
Activated Movable Flaps,Pop
-
Up Feathers,"

K
ernstin
e, K.H.,
Moore, C.J., Cutler, A.D., Mittal, R., AIAA 2008
-
369,
46th Aerospace Sciences Meeting,

Reno, NV, Jan 7
-
10, 2008
.

7.

"
A biorobotic flapping fin for propulsion and maneuvering
."
Tangorra, J.L. Lauder, G.V.
Madden, P.G. Mittal, R. Bozkurttas, M. Hunter,

I.W.
Proceedings of the
IEEE International
Conference on Robotics and Automation

(ICRA), Pasadena, CA 2008.


8.

“CFD based analysis and design of biomimetic flexible propulsors for autonomous underwater
vehicle.”
M Bozkuttas, H Dong, R. Mittal, James. T, Ian H, G.V.Lauder and P. Madden. AIAA
2007
-
4213 37th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June 25
-
28, 2007 Miami, FL

9.

"Biologically
-
insp
ired adaptive pectoral
-
like fin

contr
ol system for CFD parameterized AUV"

Mugdha. S. Naik, Sahjendra. N. Singh and Rajat Mittal
. Proc. of
International Symposium on
Underwater Technology 2007 Tokyo Japan
.

10.

"Towards Physics Based Strategies for Separation Control over an Airfoil using Syntheti
c Jets
" Reni Raju, Rajat Mittal and Louis N. Cattafesta III, 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, AIAA Paper 2007
-
1421.

11.

"
Numerical Simulations of Synthetic Jet Based Separation Control in a Canonical Separated
Flow" Rupesh Kota
pati, Rajat Mittal, Olaf Marxen, Frank Ham and Donghyun You, 45th
AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, AIAA Paper 2007
-
1308.

12.

"Analysis of Flying and Swimming in Nature Using an Immersed Boundary Method",
R.Mittal, H.Dong, M. Bozkurtta
s A. Von Loebbecke and F. Najjar, AIAA 2006
-
2867 36th
AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit 5
-

8 June 2006, San Francisco, California.

13.

"Hydrodynamic Performance of Deformable Fish Fins and Flapping Foils" M. Bozkurttas, H.
Dong. R. Mittal, P. Madden
and G.V. Lauder, 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and
Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, AIAA Paper 2006
-
1392.

14.

"Numerical Experiments in Synthetic Jet Based Separation Control" Rupesh B Kotapati, Rajat
Mittal and Louis N. Cattafesta III, 44th AIAA Aerospace Scie
nces Meeting and Exhibit, Reno,
Nevada, AIAA Paper 2006
-
0320.

15.

"Adaptive Control of Separated Flow" Ye Tian, Louis N. Cattafesta III and Rajat Mittal, 44th
AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, AIAA Paper 2006
-
1401.

16.


"Numerical Study o
f Large Aspect
-
Ratio Synthetic Jets"

B. R. Ravi and R. Mittal.
44th AIAA
Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, AIAA Paper 2006
-
0315.


9

17.

Study of Tip Vortex Formation Using Large
-
Eddy Simulation, "
Ghias, R., Mittal, R., Dong,
H., Lund, T.S."
A
IAA 43rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Jan 10
-
13, Reno,
Nevada, AIAA 2005
-
1280.

18.

"Wake Structure and Performance of Finite Aspect Ratio Flapping Foils."
Dong, H., Mittal, R.,
Bozkurttas, M., Najjar, F.
AIAA 43rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhi
bit, Jan 10
-
13,
Reno, Nevada, AIAA 2005
-
0081.

19.

"Towards Numerical Simulation of Flapping Foils on Fixed Cartesian Grids, "
Bozkurttas, M.,
Dong, H., Seshadri, V., Mittal, R., Najjar,F.
AIAA 43rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and
Exhibit, Jan 10
-
13, Reno, Nevad
a, AIAA 2005
-
0079.

20.

"Numerical Study of Resonant Interactions and Flow Control in a Canonical Seperated Flow,"
Mittal, R., Kotapati, R.B., Cattafesta III, L.N.
AIAA 43rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and
Exhibit, Jan 10
-
13, Reno, Nevada, AIAA 2005
-
1261.

21.

"Time
-
Accurate Three
-
Dimensional Simulations of Synthetic Jets in Quiescent Air,"
Kotapati,
R.B., Mittal, R.
AIAA 43rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Jan 10
-
13, Reno,
Nevada, AIAA 2005
-

0103.

22.

"
Design and Performance of a Fish
-
in Like Propulsor for AUVs.
" George V. Lauder, Peter
Madden, Ian Hunter,James Tangorra, Naomi Davidson, Laura Proctor, Rajat Mittal, Haibo
Dong, and Meliha Bozkurttas. Proc. 14th Int. Symp. Unmanned Untethered Submersible 2005.

23.

"Low Dimensional Modeling of Zero
-
Net Mass
-
Flux Actuato
rs,"
Gallas, Q., Holman, R., Raju,
R., Mittal, R, Sheplak, M., and Cattafesta, L.,
AIAA 34th Fluid Dynamic Conference and
Exhibit, June 28
-

July 1, 2004, Portland, Oregon,AIAA 2004
-
2413.

24.

"Large
-
Eddy Simulation of the Tip Flow of a Rotor in Hover",
Ghias,
R., Mittal, R.,
AIAA
34th Fluid Dynamic Conference and Exhibit, June 28
-

July 1, 2004, Portland, Oregon, AIAA
2004
-
2432.

25.

"Aerodynamic Performance of Biological Airfoils,"
Vargas, A., Mittal, R.,
AIAA 2nd Flow
Control Conference. June 28
-

July 1, 2004, Po
rtland, Oregon AIAA 2004
-
2319.

26.


“Simulation of complex biological flows and flow control problems on Cartesian grids,”
Mittal, R.,
Najjar, F.M., Byrganhalli, R., Seshadri ,V., and Singh, H.
Fifth International
Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics Marc
h 2004, Lisbon, Portugal.

27.

“A Non
-
Body Conformal Grid Method for Simulation of Compressible Flows with Complex
Immersed Boundaries”
Ghias, R., Mittal, R., and Lund, T., S.,
42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences
Meeting and Exhibit, 5
-
8 January 2004/ Reno, NV.

28.

“Study
of Three
-
Dimensional Synthetic Jet Flowfields using Direct Numerical Simulation,”
Ravi, B., R. Mittal, R., and Najjar, F., M.
42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and
Exhibit, 5
-
8 January 2004/Reno, NV.

29.

“Towards a Conceptual Model of a Bio
-
Robotic AUV: Pec
toral Fin Hydrodynamics.” Rajat
Mittal, Imran Akhtar & Meliha Bozkurttas Fady. M. Najjar. 13th International Symposium on
Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology (UUST) New England Center, Durham, New
Hampshire, USA. August 24
-

27, 2003.

30.

“Computational

Modeling in Bio
-
Hydrodynamics: Trends, Challenges and Recent Advances.”
Rajat Mittal. 13th International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible
Technology (UUST) New England Center, Durham, New Hampshire, USA. August 24
-

27,
2003.

31.

“Conceptual Desig
n for the Construction of a Biorobotic AUV Based on Biological
Hydrodynamics.” Frank E Fish, George V. Lauder, Rajat Mittal, Alexander H.Techet, Michael
S. Triantafyllou. 13th International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible
Technology (UUST) New

England Center, Durham, New Hampshire, USA. August 24
-

27,
2003.


10

32.

“Vortex Induced Auotrotation of a Hinged Plate: A Computational study.” V. Seshadri, R.
Mittal and H.S. Udaykumar. Proceedings of of FEDSM
-
03 Fourth International Symposium
on Fluid Struc
ture Interaction and Flow Induced Noise in Industrial Applications July 6
-
10,

2003, Honolulu, Hawaii.

33.

“Simulations of Complex Flows and Fluid
-
Structure Interaction Problems on Fixed Cartesian
Grids.” Fady M. Najjar, Rajat Mittal, FEDSM2003
-
45577.

34.

“A Compu
tational Methodology for Large
-
Eddy Simulation of Tip
-
Clearance Flows.”
Donghyun You, Rajat Mittal, Meng Wang, and Parviz Moin, FEDSM2003
-
45395.

35.

“Cartesian grid methods for simulating flows with moving boundaries.” Computational
Methods and Experimental

M
easurements XI, Ed. Brebbia
,
C.A., Carlomagno, G.M. and
Anagnostopoulous, P. Halkidiki, Greece, May 2003.

36.

“A Jet Formation Criterion for Synthetic Jet Actuators.” Yogen Utturkar,Ryan Holman, Rajat
M
ittal, Bruce Carroll, Mark Shep
l
a
k, and Louis Cattafesta AI
AA 2003
-
0636.

2003.

37.

“Study of Rotor Tip
-
Clearance Flow Using Large Eddy Simulation.” D. You, M. Wang, R.
Mittal, and P. Moin,

AIAA 2003
-
0838
. 2003

38.

“Computational Modeling of Fluidic Micro
-
Ha
ndling Processes” R. Mittal, V.

Seshadri, S.
Sarma and H.S. Udayku
mar. Fifth International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of
Microsystems 2002, San Juan, Puerto
-
Rico.

39.

“Computational Modeling and Analysis of Biomimetic Flight Mechanisms. R. Mittal and H.S.
Udaykumar” 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
, Reno Nevada, 2002.

40.

“Sensitivity of Synthetic Jets to the Design of the Jet Cavity.” Y. Utturkar and R. Mittal. 40th
AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno Nevada. 2002.

41.

“Large Eddy Simulation of Rotor Tip

Clearance Flows.” D. You, R. Mittal, M
. Wang and P.
Moin. 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno Nevada, 2002.

42.

“Interaction of a Synthetic Jet with a Flat
-
Plate Boundary Layer,” AIAA 2001
-
2773. 31st
AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit. Anahiem, California. 2001.

43.

“Large
-
E
ddy Simulation of Flow Through a Low
-
Pressure Turbine Cascade.” AIAA 2001
-
2560. 15th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Anahiem, California. 2001.

44.

“Simulation of Solid
-
Fluid Interaction On Cartesian Grids.” H. S. Udaykumar, R. Mittal and
P. R
ampunggoon.
Proceedings of 2000 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Meeting
and Exposition
. Orlando, FL.

45.

“Vortex Dynamics in the Wake of a Sphere.”
R. Mittal & F.M. Najjar.
AIAA 99

3806
.
29th
AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit
, Norfolk, Virg
inia. 1999.

46.

“A Cartesian Grid Method for Simulation of Viscous Incompressible Flow with Complex
Immersed Boundaries,” T. Ye, R. Mittal, H.S. Udaykumar & W. Shyy.
AIAA 99
-
3312
.
13th
AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference
, Norfolk, Virginia. 1999.

47.

“Si
mulation of Flow and Heat Transfer with Phase Boundaries and Complex Geometries on
Cartesian Grids.” H.S. Udaykumar, R. Mittal and W. Shyy.
Proceedings of 1999 ASME
International Mechanical Engineering Meeting and Exposition,
Nashville, TN.

48.

“An Eulerian
-
L
agrangian Front Tracking Method for Immersed Boundaries,” H.S.
Udaykumar, R. Mittal and W. Shyy,
Proceedings of ASME
,
International Mechanical
Engineering Meeting and Exposition,
1998. Anahiem, CA.

49.

“On the Inclusion of Three

Dimensional Effects in Simulati
ons of Two

Dimensional Bluff

Body Wake Flows,” R. Mittal & S. Balachandar,
Symposium on Separated & Complex Flows
,
Proceedings of the ASME Summer Meeting
, Vancouver, Canada, 1997.


11

50.

“Direct Numerical Simulation of Flow Past Spheres and Spheroids,” R. Mittal
.

Proceedings of
First AFOSR International Conference on DNS and LES
, ed. C. Liu and Z. Liu, 207

215,
1997.

51.

“Generation and Evolution of Vortical Structures in Bluff

Body Wakes.” R. Mittal & S.
Balachandar. AIAA 96

0210.

52.

“Role of Three

Dimensionality in th
e Near Wake of Two

Dimensional Cylinders.” S.
Balachandar & R. Mittal.
International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering
.
Bangalore, India, 1996.

53.

“Vortical Structures in Bluff

Body Wakes.”
R. Mittal & S. Balachandar.
AIAA 95

0867
.

54.


“Study of F
low Over an Elliptic Cylinder Using Direct Numerical Simulation,” R. Mittal and
S. Balachandar,

Turbulence in Complex Flows
, eds. P. Purtell & C. Wark, FED

V203 11

19,
1994.

Keynotes/Named Lectures
/Invited Talks at Major Conferences

1.

Sharp Interface Immerse
d Boundary Method with Application to Flows with Complex Moving
Boundaries (Invited).
47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
, Orlando, January 2009.

2.

"Actuator Flow Physics and it Implication for CFD Modeling of Zero Net Mass Flux Jet Based
Separation Control
."
(Invited)
AIAA Flow Control Conference
, Seattle, June 2008.

3.

“High
-
Fidelity Computational Modeling of Swimming Hydrodynamics.”
(Invited)
3
rd

Internati
onal Confe
rence on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems
. Sicily, Italy, June 2008.

4.


“A Versatile Imm
ersed Boundary Method with Application to Biological Locomotion”
Third
Asian
-
Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM'07)

and the
Eleventh
International Conference on the Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in
Engineering and Scien
ce (EPMESC XI)
, Kyoto, Japan,
December 3
-
6, 2007
.

5.

"High Fidelity Modeling of Flows Associated with Swimming and Flying in Nature". Invited
Keynote in "Biological and Bioinspired Flows II",
AIAA Fluid Dynamics Meeting
, Miami, FL,
June 2007.

6.

A Sharp Interf
ace Immersed Boundary Method with Application to Biological Flows."
Minta
Martin Distinguished Seminar
, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland,
October 2007
.

7.

Direct and Large
-
Eddy Simulation of Flows in Complex Geometries.” Pratt & Whi
tney
Fellows
Lecture
, East
-
Hartford, CT, January 1999.

Invited Talks/Seminars

1.

"Fluid Dynamics of Competitive Swimming." Argonne National Lab, October 10, 2008.

2.

“High
-
Fidelity Computational Modeling of Moving Boundary
-
Boundary and Fluid
-
Structure
Interactio
n Problems in Biological Flows,” Invited Seminar at the Department of Mechanical
Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana
-
Champaign, March 7, 2008.

3.

“High
-
Fidelity Computational Modeling of Moving Boundary
-
Boundary and Fluid
-
Structure
Inter
action Problems in Biological Flows,” Invited Seminar at the Department of Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre
-
Dame, South Bend, IN, April 28, 2008.

4.


“A Versatile Immersed Boundary Method with Application to Biological Flows,” Invited

Seminar at the Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi,
India, December 12, 2007.

5.

“A Versatile Immersed Boundary Method with Application to Biological Flows,” Invited
Seminar at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, I
ndian Institute of Technology, Kanpur,
India, December 19, 2007.


12

6.


“A Versatile immersed Boundary Method with Application to Biological Flows,” Invited
Seminar at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, November 9,
2007.

7.

"A Versati
le Immersed Boundary Method with Application to Biological Flows." Mechanical
Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, October 2006.

8.

"Full
-
Body Analysis of the Dolphin Kick" National Team Coaches Meeting, USA Swimming
Headquarters, Colorado Spring
s
, April
2006.

9.

“A Cartesian Grid Method for Complex Biological Flows.” C
enter for
T
urbulence
R
esearch
,
Stanford University, August 2005.

10.

“Simulation of Complex Biological Flows on Cartesian Grids” Department of Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers Universi
ty
, October 2004.

11.

“A Cartesian Grid Method for Complex Micro and Biological Flows.” Department of
Mechanical Engineering, MIT, October 2003.

12.

“A Cartesian Grid Method for Simulating Flows With Complex Moving Boundaries,”
Department of Aerospace and Ocean En
gineering, Virginia Tech. December 2002.

13.

“Simulation of Complex Micro and Bio Flows on Cartesian Grids.” Department of Mechanical
Engineering, Stanford University, May 2002.

14.

“A Cartesian Grid Method for Simulating Flows With Complex Moving Boundaries,”
Dep
artment of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park, December
2001.

15.

“Direct and Large
-
Eddy Simulation of Cardiovascular Flows,” Department of Mechanical
Engineering, Florida State University. November 2000.

16.

“Simulation and Analysis of

Complex Micro and Cardiovascular Flows.” Department of
Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, May 2000.

17.

“Simulation of Complex Flows and Fluid
-
Structure Interaction on Cartesian Grids.”
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Univers
ity of California at Davis,
April 2000.

18.

“Appli
cation of Large
-
Eddy Simulation to Complex Arterial Flows.” Department of
Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa. March 2000.

19.


“Vortex Dynamics in the Wake of a Sphere” Meeting of the Society of Engineering

Science,
Pullman Washington, September 1998.

20.

“3
-
D Vortex Structures in the Cylinder Wake.” Department of Mathematics, Florida State
University, December 1997.

21.

“Three
-
Dimensional Effects in the Wake of a Cylinder.” Department of Mechanical
Engineering, Sta
nford University, November 1995.

22.

“Formation and Evolution of 3

D Vortical Structures in the Wake of a Cylinder.” Department
of Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California, September 1995.

Membership

American Society
of Mechanical Engineers (AS
ME)

American Institute of Aeron
autics and Astronautics (AIAA)

American Physical Society (APS)




Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Service

External


13

Journa
l Referee

Physics of Fluids, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, ASME Journal of Fluids
Engineering, Journal of Computational Physics, AIAA Journal, Journal of Fluids &
Structures, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamic
s
,

Journal of
Experimental Biology.

Edit
orial Boards

Journal of Computational Physics (2009
-
2012)


Bioinspiration and Biomimetics (an IOP Journal), 2006
-
2008

ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering
,

2007 Onwards

Proposal Review

NSF
, MIT Sea Grant
, NSERC
, ARO,

AFOSR


NSF Tera
-
Grid Resource Allocations Committee (2009
-
2012)

Committee Service

AI
AA Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee 2005
-
2007


A
IAA CFD Subcommittee 2005
-
2007
.


Organizing Committee

for 2006 AIAA Fluid Dynamics Meeting, San
-
Francisco.


Organiz
ing Co
mmittee for 2007 AIAA CFD

Meeting, Miami.


University Service


Chair, SEAS Research Awards Committee



2009


School of Engineering Dean Search Committee



2008


GWU Advisory Council for Research




2005
-
present


GWU Research and Instructional Technology Co
mmittee


2006
-
present



GWU School of Engineering Computer Technology Committee

2006
-
present


Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize

Committee



2007, 2008


MAE Graduate Curriculum Committee



Multiple Assignments


MAE Undergraduate Curriculum Committee



Multiple Assignments


MAE Faculty Search Committee




Multiple Assignments


Graduate Students Supervised (Chairman)

Current

Ehsan Aram (D.Sc.)





Lingxiao Zheng (D.Sc.)




Qian Xue (D.Sc.)





Graduated

9

Doctoral

and

8

Masters


Doctoral



Prakit Rampungg
oon "Numerical Study of Synthetic Jets" (Ph.D. 2001)
.
Current Position:
Instructor, Thai Naval Academy
.



Reza Ghias "A
n

Immersed Boundary Method for Compressible Flows with Application to Tip
Flow of a Rotor in Hover." D.Sc. (2005).

Current Employment: AN
SYS Inc.



Abel Vargas "A Computational Study of Biological Airfoils" D.Sc. (2006)
.


Current Employment: N
aval
S
urface
W
arfare
C
enter
, Carderock Division.


Meliha Bozku
rttas "
Hyd
r
odynamics of a Flexible Pectoral Fin with

Application to Biorobotic
Autonomous Vehicles". D.Sc. (2007)
.

Current Employment: Exa Corporation


Ravi Byrganhalli "A Computational Study of Finite
-
Asp
ect Ratio Synthetic Jets. D.Sc.
(2007)
.

Current Employment: Belcan Corporation.


Rupesh B. Kotapati "
Nu
merical Study of Synthetic Jets with Application to Separation Control
"
D.Sc. (2007).

Current Employment: Exa Corporation
.


Reni Raju "Scaling Laws and Physics Based Separation Control Strategies for Zero Net Mass
Flux Actuators." D.Sc. (2007). Current Emp
loyment:
Dynaflow Inc.


Alfred von Loebbecke “Computational Modeling and Analysis

of the Hydrodynamics of
Competi
tive Human Swimming.”

Ph.D. (2008).
Current Employment:
Naval Research Lab.



14


Xudong Zheng “Biomechanical Modeling of Glottal Aerodynamics and
Vocal Fold Vibration
during Phonation.” Ph.D. (2009).


Masters



James Joshua Wilson “Vortex Dynamics and Vortex Shedding Lock
-
On in the Wake of a
Sphere. M.S. (2000).



Russel Auld “Simulation and Analysis of Flow Past a Wall
-
Mounted Flap.” M.S.

(2000)
.



Yogen Utturkar “Numerical Investigation of Synthetic Jet Flow Fields.” M.S. (2001).



Shankar Subramanian
“Large
-
Eddy Simulation of Flow t
hrough a Low
-
Pressure Turbine
Cascade.” M.S.

(
2001
)
.



Shaun Simmons
.

“Numerical Study of Pulsatile Flow through a Mo
deled Arterial Stenosis.”
M.S.

(
2001
)
.



Carlos Bonilla
“Flow
-
Induced Vibration of a Cylinder Pair: A Computational Study.” M.S.

(
2002
)
.



Veeraraghavan Seshadri

“Flutter, Tumble and Vortex Induced Autorotation” M.S.

(
2003
)
.



Imran Akhtar
“Thrust Augment
ati
on though Active Flow Control:
Lessons from a Bluegill
Sunfish.” M.S.

2003.




Post Docs Supervised


2003
-
2006

Dr.

Haibo Dong, (Ph.D. UCLA
,

2003)
.



Current Position: As
st. Professor, Wright State University.


2005
-
2007

Dr. H
aoxiang Luo, (Ph.D. UCSD
,

2004).




Current Position
: Asst. Professor, Vanderbilt University
.


2007
-
2008

Dr. Xiaolin Wang (Ph
.
D
.

SUNY Stony Brook, 2007)



2007
-
2009

S
yed Karimian (Ph
.
D
.

U. Western

Ontario
, 2006
)



2007 onwards

Dr. Srinivas Ramakrishnan (Ph
.
D
.

Rice University, 2005)



2008

Dr. Afzal Khan (Ph.D. George Washington University, 2008).



Undergraduate Students Supe
rvised


2004
-
2005

Michelle Kwok




Presented paper on "Experimental Investigation of the Aerodynamics of a




Modeled Dragonfly Wing Section,” at
AIAA Region I
-
MA Student





Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2005.




Won the 2005 MAE UG Research Pr
ize.


2006
-
present

Izaak Beekman.
Conducting experimental research on dragonfly wings




Won 2006 Gamow Fellowship from GWU to conduct research.




Won 2006 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship to
support

this research.


Teaching


The George Washington Universit
y (
Fall
2001
-
Present)


MAE 001

Introduc
tion to Mechanical Engineering
(Undergraduate, 1 time)


MAE 126

Fluid Dynamics (Undergrad
uate, 5

times)


15


MAE 225

Introduction to CFD (Graduate, 4

time
s
)


M
AE 291

Advanced CFD (Graduate, 2

times)


MAE 226

Aero
-
Hydrodyn
amics (Graduate, 4

times)


MA
E 224

Viscous Flows (Graduate, 2

times)



University of Florida (1996
-
2001)


EML 4702

Fluid Dynamics
-
2 (Undergraduate, 2 times)


EML 4141L

Thermal Science Lab II (Undergraduate, 11 times)


EML 6716

Advanced Fluid Mechanics (Gra
duate, 1 time)


EML 5705

Introduction to CFD (Graduate, 4 times)


EML 6726

Advanced CFD (Graduate, 2 times)



Other
Notable
Accomplishments
/Activities

RM's resea
rch

and views have been
f
eatured

in popular press

including
:



Article titled "
An Olympian Task:
Teaching Humans To Swim Like Fish
---

Mr. Mittal, Using
Superstars And Supercomputers, Dives Deep for Answers
"

by Barry Newman

describing RM's
research on swimming appeared on front page of
Wall Street Journal

on August 13, 2004.

(
http://projects.seas.gwu.edu/~fsagmae/Swim%20Pages/Images/WallStreetJournalFrontPage.jpg
)



Article in
Washington Post

titled “
A Revolution that Began with a Kick
” by Amy Shipl
ey on
June 20, 2008 that described some of RM’s research on the dolphin kick.

(
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp
-
dyn/content/story/2008/06/20/ST2008062001158.html
)



Articles on
NPR

website (which accompanied a
n

on
-
radio interview for the program
All Things
C
onsidered

on 8/13/08
). Articles titled “
Dolphin Kick Gives Swimmers Edge
” by Howard
Berkes and “
The Science Behind
Swimmers’ Dolphin Kick
” by Andrew Prince.

(
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93575235
)



Article on
website of
Popular Science


How it Works: The Dolphin Kick
” by Corey Binns on
08/01/08

discussed
RM’s research

on the folphin kick
.
(
http://www.popsci.com/how
-
it
-
works/article/2008
-
08/how
-
it
-
works
-
dolphin
-
kick
)



Article on website of
Popular
Mechanics


After 8 Golds for Phelps, 8 Big Question on Beijing’s
Super Pool
” by Allen St. John on 08/19/08 presents views from RM on the science of the dolphin
kick
. (
http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/sports/4278
453.html
)